DOH: ‘No confirmed’ cases of new coronavirus in PH

first_imgThis amid monitoring of a 36-year-oldmale who arrived in Tacloban City from Wuhan, while a 5-year-old boy in Cebuwho came from the central Chinese city remains to be a probable case, accordingto Health Undersecretary Eric Domingo. MANILA – The Philippines does not have aconfirmed case of the new coronavirus, the Department of Health (DOH) saidFriday. “Walapang lumalabas na case ng novelcoronavirus (nCoV) 2019. Categorically we have no confirmed 2019 nCoV in thePhilippines,” Domingo told reporters. A child from Nanjing, China who also arrived in Aklan with fever, meanwhile, is under observation, according to the province’s health officer. The Philippines has since halted flightsto and from Wuhan, home to 11 million people, and implemented tighter screeningfor fever and flu symptoms. (ABS-CBN News) Health officials earlier cleared from the illness 3 Chinese tourists with influenza-like symptoms who arrived at the Kalibo International Airport.center_img A flight attendant at the airport also placed herself in “self-quarantine” after exhibiting symptoms of coronavirus. Passengers at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 1 pass in front of a thermal imaging machine used to look for possible signs of illness on January 23, 2020, as the country raises the alert to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus originating from Wuhan, China. ABS-CBN NEWS The Bureau of Immigration also trackeddown 4 Chinese tourists who arrived in Manila following exposure to a man whotested positive for the new coronavirus. The child in Cebu had tested positive for a non-specific coronavirus, prompting authorities to send his specimen to Australia to identify which strain he carried. Results are expected to be released by Tuesday, Domingo said.last_img read more