DOH: All Pinoy repatriates from China complete COVID-19 quarantine

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Health Assistant Secretary Maria Rosario Vergeire said that a send-off ceremony will be held on Saturday for the 30 repatriates and 19 crew members who picked them up from China.

All the Filipino repatriates from China and the crew who picked them up are scheduled to leave New Clark City on Saturday after being found negative for the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and completing a 14-day mandatory quarantine, the Department of Health announced on Friday.

Health Assistant Secretary Maria Rosario Vergeire said that a send-off ceremony would be held on Saturday for the 30 repatriates and 19 crew members who picked them up from China.

“All the quarantined individuals have not shown any signs and symptoms like fever, cough, or sore throat during their 14-day stay. They will now be allowed to go back to their respective homes and places,” Vergeire said.

The repatriates from China’s Wuhan City—the epicenter of the outbreak—arrived in the Philippines on February 9.

Some of them experienced diarrhea, ear infection, anxiety, and high blood pressure while under quarantine but no one tested positive for COVID-19, according to the DOH.

Meanwhile, a day after they leave the quarantine facility, more than 400 Filipinos disembarking from a quarantined cruise ship in Japan are expected to arrive in the Philippines and undergo the same monitoring in New Clark City for two weeks.

Source: msn.com

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