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Coronavirus Latest Updates in the Philippines

Passenger of Eva air from Taipei in Taiwan are sporting masks to potect themselves from getting the 2019 Corona Virus on the NAIA Terminal 1 amid heightened measures to forestall the unfold of an undetermined pressure of the coronavirus from China.Photo by:NONIE REYE

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) confirmed on Sunday that 4 extra Filipinos examined constructive on novel coronavirus (2019 NCoV). These 4 are among the many passengers of the cruise ship in Japan ‘Diamond Princess’ that’s presently being quarantined in Yokohama since February 4. The company additionally stated that the 4 are actually being handled in a hospital, along with two different confirmed constructive. There are greater than 500 Filipinos nonetheless onboard the ship that might stay quarantined till February 19.

Meanwhile, Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said in an interview that the Philippine authorities is able to shoulder all the required bills for the exams, confinement, medicines, and different associated prices for these passengers being quarantined for 14-day interval for so long as the therapy might be in a authorities hospital. According to Panelo, “We are the ones shouldering the costs but if they get admitted in a private hospital, they’ll really spend. But if it’s a government hospital, I don’t think they will.”

On the opposite hand, by way of the assistance of the DFA, 30 repatriated Filipinos additionally arrived on Sunday from Wuhan, China, the place the place the 2019 nCoV was presupposed to have been originated. The chartered flight which included 29 adults and 1 toddler landed yesterday on the Hangar in Clark Air Base. Among those that had been repatriated had been 5 medical crew members from the Department of Health (DOH), three members from the DFA Office of the Undersecretary for Migrant Workers’ Affairs (OUMWA), and a couple of members from the Philippine Consulate General in Shanghai.

The 30 repatriated Filipinos had been then transferred to the buses and had been delivered to the Athlete’s Village in New Clark City in Tarlac. These OFW’s might be quarantined on the stated space for 14-days and also will obtain applicable care to be shouldered by the federal government.

However, the municipal council of Capas, Tarlac unanimously voted to oppose the usage of New Clark City (NCC) as a quarantine space for these repatriated Filipinos. This is because of the concern of Capas Vice Mayor Roseller Rodriguez and others that utilizing the world as a quarantine website would possibly adversely influence the status of NCC as a number one website for the area’s industrial and tourism heart. As a response, Panelo assured the general public of Capas that the federal government will guarantee all the required measures and protocols in order that the communities surrounding NCC won’t be in danger.   


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