Just recently, the Department of Health confirms the first case of the 2019 nCoV in the country. The first case involves a 38-year-old woman from Wuhan, the epicenter of the outbreak. Moreover, in a press conference, Health Secretary Francisco Duque III confirmed that the first nCoV case arrived in the Philippines from Wuhan via Hong Kong last January 21.
Also, Secretary Duque revealed that the patient sought consultation and was admitted to one of the country’s government hospitals (undisclosed) last January 25 after experiencing a mild cough.
“The patient sought consult and was admitted to one of the country’s government hospitals last January 25 after experiencing a mild cough. She is currently asymptomatic… which means she has no fever, and no other signs and symptoms suggesting illness at this point,” states Health Secretary Francisco Duque III, in an article by ABS CBN. Read more: Philippines confirms first case of new coronavirus.
Moreover, Duque stated that the Department of Health “continues to guarantee the public that all necessary precautionary measures are being taken to halt the spread of the virus.”
Moreover, Chito Avelino, Director of the DOH Epidemiology Bureau, revealed that health authorities have begun contact-tracing. It was also revealed that the patient has traveled to the cities of Cebu and Dumaguete.
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