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× WATCH: 1st COVID-19 patient to recover at Laguna hospital receives warm applause

MANILA, Philippines --- Sounds of warm applause from medical staffers greeted the first patient of a hospital in Laguna to recover from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), a respiratory illness caused by the novel coronavirus or SARS-CoV-2.

In a 45-second clip shared by Unihealth Southwoods Hospital and Medical Center on Facebook, an elderly woman can be seen receiving heartwarming applause as she…