135 Passengers from Wuhan, China Epicenter Town of Coronavirus Land in Kalibo
NOVEL CORONAVIRUS – Around 135 passengers from Wuhan, China, the epicenter of coronavirus land in Kalibo heading to Boracay.
Over the past few weeks, the novel coronavirus became the headlines of both local and international news outlets all around the world. The mysterious disease continues to spread in different countries.
A lot of countries worldwide are now taking precautionary measures to prevent the spread of the virus, which reportedly came from Wuhan City in China. Hundreds of residents from Wuhan get hospitalized due to the disease.
The 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) shows several signs and symptoms such as flu, cough, and cold.
On Thursday (January 23, 2020), the Royal Air Charter flight departed from Wuhan City in China a few hours before the lockdown. The plane carries about 135 passengers heading to Boracay Island.
Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) spokesperson Eric Apolonia said that the quarantine personnel at the airport is vigilant and carefully scanning the passengers from Wuhan.
“May bumaba pa rin na galing Wuhan, so vigilant naman ang ating quarantine personnel sa airport, Bago bumaba ang pasahero… inii-scan na ng thermal scanner ng quarantine personnel,” Apolonia said.
Apolonia said that the passengers from Wuhan have been allowed to enter the country because none of them had a fever.
CAAP officer in charge of the Kalibo International Airport Eusebio Monserate Jr. said that the Chinese Embassy in the Philippines will be the one to deal with 135 passengers.
Meanwhile, the Health Department informed the public that no confirmed case of novel coronavirus has been recorded in the Philippines.
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