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DOH Sec. Duque Makes Clarification of Case Child Diagnosed w/ Coronavirus

CORONAVIRUS – Department of Health (DOH) Secretary Francisco Duque clarified the case of a child who was diagnosed with the said disease.

Recently, a lot of Filipinos were alarmed after a child from China tested positive on the “coronavirus”. It was previously said that these virus has several strains.

A strain of such virus is now rampant in China. The said mysterious disease in China was first recorded in Wuhan City in the province of Hubei. The records initially counted 44 cases with 11 people being seriously ill.

With regards to its symptoms, reportedly, they are similar to flu and pneumonia. Fever, chest radiographs showing invasive lung lesions, and breathing difficulty may be experienced by the patient.

Coronavirus - DOH Secretary Francisco Duque
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Following the reports about the said mysterious disease in China, the Department of Health (DOH) was quick to be on full alert status. The Bureau of Quarantin (BOQ) was ordered to tighten their monitoring in all entry ports.

Recently, an alarming news crossed the surface. A child from China tested positive in coronavirus. Amid the people’s worries for their health, DOH Sec. Francisco Duque made a clarification on the case of the child.

Based on a report on ABS-CBN News, Duque stressed that it was a “non-specific coronavirus” that affected the child from Wuhan. A sample was sent to Australia to be checked if it is the same with the disease in Wuhan, China according to the DOH Secretary.

The results of the tests will be released in 24 hours. With regards to the three (3) other Chinese nationals that were initially spotted with the symptoms of the said virus, they were already released as their cases do not point to the said disease.

As of this writing, there are still no other information regarding the case of the child. More updates may be posted soon.

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