Chinese from Wuhan Made it to PH after the Coronavirus outbreak. Click to see their locations in Ph.

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Mayor of Wuhan, epicenter of coronavirus outbreak, says 5 million people left the city before travel restrictions were imposed

‘From observations, the virus is capable of transmission even during incubation period,’ Ma Xiaowei, the director of China’s National Health Commission, said.

On Sunday, Zhou Xianwang, the Mayor of Wuhan, said that 5 million people had left the city before travel restrictions were imposed ahead of the Chinese New Year. He said he expected at least 1,000 of some 3,000 suspected cases to be diagnosed with the highly-contagious virus.

Ma Xiaowei, the director of China’s National Health Commission, said that the virus had an incubation period of 10 to 14 days, during which the virus can be contagious but the patients does not display symptoms. That would mark a major difference between the coronavirus and SARS.

“From observations, the virus is capable of transmission even during incubation period,” Ma told a news conference, according to a report in the South China Morning Post. “Some patients have normal temperatures and there are many milder cases. There are hidden carriers.”

The pneumonia-causing illness that infects the respiratory tract is now responsible for 82 deaths in China as of Sunday, up from 56 the day before, and more than 2,839 infections, up from 1,975 Saturday, health officials in China said.


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Solon slams authorities for allowing flights from Wuhan to land in PHL

A lawmaker on Monday criticized government agencies for allowing flights from Wuhan, China to land in the country despite the outbreak of the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in the Chinese



135 passengers land in Kalibo from Wuhan, China

Hours before the lockdown of Wuhan City in China, the epicenter of the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak, a plane headed for the Kalibo International Airport was able to fly out early Thursday morning.

The Royal Air Charter flight departed from Wuhan before 6 a.m. carrying 135 passengers headed for Boracay Island.

“May bumaba pa rin na galing Wuhan, so vigilant naman ang ating quarantine personnel sa airport,” Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) spokesperson Eric Apolonia said in a 24 Oras report by Maki Pulido.

“Bago bumaba ang pasahero...  inii-scan na ng thermal scanner ng quarantine personnel.”

Apolonia said the passengers were allowed to enter the country since none of them had a fever.


DOH probes 11 patients for suspected novel coronavirus on different parts of the country.

The Philippines has 11 patients under investigation (PUIs) for suspected novel coronavirus cases, the Department of Health said Monday.

In a press briefing in Malacañang, Health Secretary Francisco Duque said all of the PUIs are foreigners from Metro Manila (2), Mimaropa (1), Northern Mindanao (1), Western Visayas (1), Eastern Visayas (1), and Central Visayas (3).

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Several Metro Manila schools suspend classes amid coronavirus entry of Chinese Nationals in Ph after the outbreak.

Several private schools located in Manila City and Quezon City have suspended classes on Monday as the novel coronavirus that originated from Wuhan, China continues to spread worldwide.

Chinese schools including Hope Christian High School, St. Stephen's High School, and Uno High School in Manila City have suspended classes indefinitely, saying they are gathering more information on travel details of their students and staff during the Chinese New Year break.

The following schools suspended classes and work for Monday, January 27:

-Chiang Kai Shek (Algue and Narra campuses)

-Philippine Cultural College

-Tiong Se Academy

-Saint Jude Catholic School (until Tuesday)

-Lorenzo Ruiz Academy

-Philippine Academy of Sakya

-Pace Academy

172 Chinese tourists arrive in Bohol

At least 172 Chinese tourists arrived at the Bohol-Panglao International Airport (BPIA) on Friday, Jan. 24.

Matthew James Sepe, quarantine nurse at the BPIA, said these tourists came from Chengdu City, the capital of southwestern China’s Sichuan province.

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Test results awaited as 2 Chinese nationals in Bohol observed for coronavirus

Local health authorities are now awaiting the test results that would confirm whether or not the two Chinese nationals who have been to Bohol and shown symptoms of the coronavirus are positive for the deadly disease.


Boy, 5, confined in Cebu, positive for coronavirus

A FIVE-YEAR-OLD boy who traveled to Cebu from Wuhan, China has tested positive for coronavirus and was confined in an isolation room with his mother at an undisclosed hospital in Cebu City.

14 under probe for suspected coronavirus in PH

Fourteen people are under investigation for suspected infection of the novel coronavirus.

Eleven of are cases recorded by the Department of Health from January 12 to 16, reported in hospitals in Muntinlupa City, Pasay City, Kalibo in Aklan, Tacloban, El Nido in Palawan, Cebu City, and Camiguin.


Asian Hospital denies confirmed coronavirus patient in its facility

They said this after the Department of Health (DOH) revealed on Jan. 27 that one of 11 persons under investigation for suspected novel 2019 coronavirus is at the Asian Hospital.

Asian Hospital reminded “the public to remain vigilant and seek immediate attention if symptoms such as cold, cough, fever, difficulty in breathing, and shortness of breath are experienced, especially if you have lived in or traveled to Wuhan City, Hubei Province of China within two weeks of symptom onset. Furthermore, everyone is encouraged to practice hand hygiene and cough etiquette to stop the spread of any and all other infectious diseases.”


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