No signs of COVID-19 for 49 quarantined at NCC

CLARK FREEPORT – All 49 Filipinos currently on a 14-day quarantine at the New Clark City (NCC), show no symptoms of the corona virus disease (COVID-19) according to Maria Eloisa Vidar, head of the Department of Health (DOH) Central Luzon’s Communicable Disease Cluster.

Out of the 49 Filipinos on quarantine, 32 were workers from Wuhan, China – the epicenter of the virus.  

Vidar furthered though no symptoms of coronavirus are seen at the moment, People Under Monitoring (PUM) must still complete the 14-day quarantine, and twice a day monitoring for symptoms.

Additionally, the DOH requires them to undergo physical exercises daily.  Aside from this, they also receive psychosocial activities, and free internet access to communicate with their relatives.

According to Vidal, there are no people tested positive for COVID-19 in Central Luzon.

Some 59 Persons Under Investigation (PUI) were admitted in DOH hospitals, with 53 already sent home with negative results of the virus.

“None tested positive in Central Luzon, yung positive po natin ay sa NCR at Cebu Region VII,” said the DOH Region III official.

However, there are only 5 DOH hospitals all over Central Luzon. With this, some private hospitals are seen to be used for investigation or monitoring.

“We have activated our incident command system as of January. We are now on Code Blue which means our medical team are on stand by and on duty in our quarantine area at the New Clark City,” said Vidal.

As of February 17, there are 171 cases of Persons Under Investigation (PUI) in the whole country according to the Department of Health. –Victoria Harris

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