- The sister of the Department of Labor and Employment Secretary Silvestre Bello III succumbed to COVID-19
- She passed away Saturday morning, which was confirmed by Bello himself
- Catherine, according to Bello, was the first to die among a family of 10 children
- The Labor secretary also mentioned that Catherine was his favorite as she always obeyed him
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The sister of Silvestre Bello III, Secretary of the Department of Laboor and Employment, succumbed to COVID-19.
KAMI learned that Catherine Bello, younger sister of Secretary Bello, died on Saturday morning. This was confirmed by Bello during an online briefing of Laging Handa.
According to Inquirer's report, Bello said that Catherine was his favorite sister because she always obeyed him.
Catherine was brought to the hospital on March 25 and they later discovered that she was infected with coronavirus.
GMA reported that Bello said she was about to recover and they don't know what happened if she had a relapse.
The Labor secretary also revealed that Catherine was the first to die among 10 children.
A niece of Catherine posted a tribute to her aunt, describing her as feisty, fierce and full of life.
As of this writing, the country has 5,878 cases of COVID-19, with 387 deaths and 487 recoveries.
In a previous report by KAMI, doctors have died after being infected by COVID-19. They are among the frontliners who attend to the patients rushing to hospitals amid pandemic.
The coronavirus outbreak started out in Wuhan, Hubei Province of China. Scientists believed that the virus came from an animal at one of Wuhan's wet markets. At present, the Philippines is under a state of calamity while the entire Luzon is under an enhanced community quarantine.
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