THE Division of Health (DOH) in Central Visayas has assured that the 26 travelers from Daegu Metropolis, South Korea who landed in Cebu on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020, were all wholesome and didn’t manifest any symptoms of the coronavirus illness (Covid-19).
DOH 7 Director Jaime Bernadas made this announcement at some level of a press convention on Monday, March 2.
“All people is accounted for. All of them didn’t fabricate any symptoms. As a result of this truth, we’d also safely guarantee that they’re all wholesome as of this day,” he acknowledged.
Seventeen of the travelers already returned dwelling on varied flights. Eight are composed in Cebu and were positioned in strict dwelling quarantine or beget positioned themselves in self-quarantine with local successfully being workers and personnel of the Regional Epidemiology Surveillance Unit (Resu), Philippine National Police and the Provincial Health Space of enterprise (PHO) monitoring their situation.
The Philippines imposed a ban on travelers from Daegu Metropolis in North Gyeongsang province, South Korea on Feb. 26 this capability that of the high sequence of Covid-19 cases there.
As for the seven missing travelers who were beforehand reported missing, they were stamp in accommodations and residences some distance from town. Two of them tried to evade detection by sharp from one resort to one more.
“They went into hiding so they wouldn’t be found. They simply stayed of their resort room. Of course, they would possibly be able to even now now not fade sightseeing since they were nervous they’d be arrested,” Bernadas acknowledged in Cebuano.
According to Bernadas, the missing travelers were found with the attend of local authorities gadgets, the PHO, the police, the Bureau of Immigration, the Bureau of Quarantine, and resort and resort operators.
One of the missing South Korean nationals had flown to Central Luzon and was quarantined there.
Bernadas acknowledged the eight travelers, who will remain in quarantine for 14 days, are moving to cooperate. They’d even be visited and monitored for symptoms of the radical coronavirus, he acknowledged.
Six of them are tourists, while two beget households here in Cebu, he acknowledged.
As soon as all eight travelers are cleared after 14 days, they’re going to be free to switch, Bernadas acknowledged.
The successfully being real reiterated that the public has nothing to fright about after the names of the accommodations the put one of the 26 travelers from Daegu Metropolis stayed were leaked on social media.
“We would cherish to guarantee the public that it is miles precise for travelers and guests to continue their enterprise in any accommodations and resorts in the plot. The 26 travelers from Daegu Metropolis are all wholesome and now now not manifesting symptoms of Covid-19,” he acknowledged. “The accommodations and resorts in Central Visayas were coordinating with local successfully being authorities and enthusiastic authorities companies to be positive their guests are precise and beget established isolation and referral procedures for guests that would also beget clinical attention.”
Bernadas acknowledged they’re going to file honest shuffle against someone caught spreading inaccurate or baseless recordsdata about the illness on social media.
“Permit us to continue to be united in the fight against Covid-19 through recurring handwashing, avoidance of spacious crowds, cough etiquette, wearing of masks when sick and to search the advice of (a doctor) when sick at the soonest most likely time,” he acknowledged.
As of March 2, there were 183 people below monitoring and 7 patients below investigation in Central Visayas. Some 175 of them are in dwelling quarantine, while the rest are staying in a facility quarantine.
Meanwhile, South Korean Consul Popular in Cebu Uhm Won Jae confirmed that 17 of the 26 travelers from Daegu Metropolis were help in South Korea.
“Since they arrived on Feb. 25, our consulate place of work had carefully cooperated and coordinated with the DOH 7 till we found the positioning of every passenger from Daegu. Among the many 26, 17 beget already returned to Korea,” the consul fashioned told Cebu Metropolis Mayor Edgardo Labella when he visited the mayor at the latter’s place of work on Monday for an substitute on the distress.
Labella, for his portion, acknowledged the Metropolis Authorities is willing to lend a hand South Korean nationals in town.
“On behalf of the Metropolis Authorities, we labored collectively in containing this project and no matter aid the Korean nationals need, the Metropolis Authorities is dedicated to attend them while they are here in Cebu,” the mayor acknowledged. (JCT / PAC, HBL / PJB)