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Man who flew in sick from Manila becomes HK’s 7th coronavirus fatality

25 June 2020

By The SUN 
The man died at Princess Margaret Hospital two days after being airlifted to HK from Manila


A 55-year-old man who flew into Hong Kong from Manila aboard an air ambulance two days ago died early this morning, Jun 25. 

Consul General Raly Tejada said the patient was not a Filipino, though he reportedly arrived in the Philippines days earlier.

That would have made the patient either a permanent resident in the Philippines, or married to a Filipino, as they are the only non-citizens allowed to get into the country as part of coronavirus-related  travel restrictions.

His death was announced by a spokesman for the Princess Margaret Hospital in Kowloon through a government press release.

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According to the hospital’s statement, the patient, identified as patient 1180, suffered from stroke in Philippines and was admitted to a hospital there at the end of May.

“He was escorted back to Hong Kong by air ambulance and was admitted to PMH on June 23. He ran a high fever on admission and was in serious condition.  He was subsequently tested positive for COVID-19. His condition later deteriorated and developed severe sepsis. The patient further ran a downhill course and eventually succumbed at 1.30am today,” said the statement.


The hospital said it was saddened by the man’s death, and would offer necessary assistance to his family.

The patient was the third to die in public hospitals in the past five days. The fifth and sixth fatalities, who died on Jun 20 and 23, respectively, both lived in an infected housing block in Lek Yue estate in Shatin.

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