THE Department of Health (DOH) in Central Visayas has assured that the 26 travelers from Daegu City, South Korea who landed in Cebu on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020, had been all healthy and didn’t manifest any symptoms of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19).
DOH 7 Director Jaime Bernadas made this announcement in the course of a press conference on Monday, March 2.
“All americans is accounted for. All of them did not have faith any symptoms. Therefore, we would safely recount that they are all healthy as of this present day,” he acknowledged.
Seventeen of the travelers already returned dwelling on quite a pair of flights. Eight are level-headed in Cebu and had been positioned in strict dwelling quarantine or beget positioned themselves in self-quarantine with local effectively being workers and personnel of the Regional Epidemiology Surveillance Unit (Resu), Philippine National Police and the Provincial Health Place of job (PHO) monitoring their situation.
The Philippines imposed a ban on travelers from Daegu City in North Gyeongsang province, South Korea on Feb. 26 on account of the high decision of Covid-19 cases there.
As for the seven missing travelers who had been previously reported missing, they had been demonstrate in accommodations and residences removed from the metropolis. Two of them tried to evade detection by shifting from one resort to a different.
“They went into hiding so that they wouldn’t be learned. They elegant stayed of their resort room. In actuality, they might per chance well maybe also merely now not inch sightseeing since they had been timorous they’d be arrested,” Bernadas acknowledged in Cebuano.
In accordance with Bernadas, the missing travelers had has been learned with the abet of local authorities gadgets, the PHO, the police, the Bureau of Immigration, the Bureau of Quarantine, and resort and resort operators.
Certainly one of the fundamental missing South Korean nationals had flown to Central Luzon and was as soon as quarantined there.
Bernadas acknowledged the eight travelers, who will remain in quarantine for 14 days, are intelligent to cooperate. They are going to be visited and monitored for symptoms of the radical coronavirus, he acknowledged.
Six of them are tourists, whereas two beget families right here in Cebu, he acknowledged.
As soon as all eight travelers are cleared after 14 days, they’ll be free to inch, Bernadas acknowledged.
The effectively being authenticated that the final public has nothing to stress about after the names of the accommodations the build one of the fundamental most 26 travelers from Daegu City stayed had been leaked on social media.
“We would adore to recount the final public that it is miles safe for Travelers and company to proceed their change in any accommodations and hotels in the plan. The 26 travelers from Daegu City are all healthy and now not manifesting symptoms of Covid-19,” he acknowledged. “The accommodations and hotels in Central Visayas had been coordinating with local effectively being authorities and alive to authorities companies to make certain their company are safe and beget established isolation and referral procedures for company that would beget medical attention.”
Bernadas acknowledged they’ll file merely hump against somebody caught spreading flawed or baseless knowledge about the disease on social media.
“Let us proceed to be united in the fight against Covid-19 via strange handwashing, avoidance of tremendous crowds, cough etiquette, sporting of masks when sick and to consult (a doctor) when sick at the soonest imaginable time,” he acknowledged.
As of March 2, there had been 183 persons below monitoring and seven sufferers below investigation in Central Visayas. Some 175 of them are in dwelling quarantine, whereas the rest are staying in a facility quarantine.
In the period in-between, South Korean Consul Frequent in Cebu Uhm Obtained Jae confirmed that 17 of the 26 Travelers from Daegu City had been lend a hand in South Korea.
“Since they arrived on Feb. 25, our consulate region of job had closely cooperated and coordinated with the DOH 7 till we learned the positioning of every and every passenger from Daegu. Among the 26, 17 beget already returned to Korea,” the consul general advised Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella when he visited the mayor at the latter’s region of job on Monday for an update on the teach of affairs.
Labella, for his fragment, acknowledged the City Govt is intelligent to lend a hand to South Korean nationals in the metropolis.
“On behalf of the City Govt, we worked together in containing this subject and Whatever assistance the Korean nationals need, the City Govt is committed to abet them whereas they are right here in Cebu,” the mayor acknowledged. (JCT / PAC, HBL / PJB)