China Coronavirus Spreading Fast in China is Suspected In Philippines – Ph Health Authorities

Updated: Jan 21


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Health Authorities In PH On Red Alert As China Coronavirus Suspected To Be In Philippines!


CHINA CORONAVIRUS – The SARS-like coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan has been suspected to have breached the Philippines.


According to a report from Panay News, the Aklan Provincial Health Office is currently on Red alert. This was due to three Chinese nationals being quarantined after showing symptoms of the SARS-like virus from China.


The first to be hospital quarantined was a 29-year-old Chinese national on January 17. Another was a three-year-old girl who was quarantined the next day, Jan. 18.

The last to be quarantined was a 65-year-old individual that got tagged after landing at the Kalibo airport this Monday.

As per the report, all three individuals were brought to Dr. Rafael S. Tumbukon Memorial Hospital (DRSTMH) for medical examinations.


According to a statement from Dr. Cornelio Cuahon, the 29-year-old was advised to stay the night at DRSMTH. Meanwhile, the three-year-old was being considered as an outpatient.


According to a report from Panay News, the Aklan Provincial Health Office is currently on Red alert. This was due to three Chinese nationals being quarantined after showing symptoms of the SARS-like virus from China.


The first to be hospital quarantined was a 29-year-old Chinese national on January 17. Another was a three-year-old girl who was quarantined the next day, Jan. 18.

The last to be quarantined was a 65-year-old individual that got tagged after landing at the Kalibo airport this Monday.


As per the report, all three individuals were brought to Dr. Rafael S. Tumbukon Memorial Hospital (DRSTMH) for medical examinations.


According to a statement from Dr. Cornelio Cuahon, the 29-year-old was advised to stay the night at DRSMTH. Meanwhile, the three-year-old was being considered as an outpatient.

Lastly, the 65-year-old patient was in being checked by the medical team in charge. In addition, blood samples were taken from them and sent to the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine in Manila for testing.


But, amidst the panic in other countries, Dr. Cuahon assured the public that they are ready. He said that they plan to meet with different private hospitals in the province to orient them with what to do in any worst scenario.


All the Chinese nationals were tagged by the Bureau of Quarantine at the Kalibo International Airport. They came from different provinces of China.

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Source: https://philnews.ph/2020/01/20/china-coronavirus-suspected-in-philippines-health-authorities/




New China virus: Cases triple as infection spreads to Beijing and Shanghai


The number of people infected with a new virus in China tripled over the weekend, with the outbreak spreading from Wuhan to other major cities.

There are now more than 200 cases, mostly in Wuhan, though the respiratory illness has also been detected in Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen.

Three people have died. Japan, Thailand and South Korea have reported cases.

The new strain of coronavirus, which causes a type of pneumonia, can pass from person to person, China confirmed.

Respiratory expert Zhong Nanshan, who heads the health commission team investigating the virus, said 14 medical workers had caught it while treating patients, state media reported.

The sharp rise comes as millions of Chinese prepare to travel for the Lunar New Year holidays.

Although the outbreak is believed to have originated from a market, officials and scientists are yet to determine exactly how it has been spreading.


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https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-51171035?ns_mchannel=social&ns_source=facebook&ns_campaign=bbcnews&ocid=socialflow_facebook&fbclid=IwAR34kJ5c0akT4MlkFjwtLFIJ0zzPZE4rPc6bSuKPTELVQ1AshJHKgpRCPeM

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