Tests taken from a 5-year-old kid conceded in a Cebu emergency clinic yielded negative outcomes for the novel coronavirus, the Department of Health said on Friday.
The corroborative tests were led at Victorian Infectious Disease Reference Laboratory in Melbourne.
"This is for sure extremely welcome news to facilitate the Filipinos' developing concern," Health Secretary Francisco Duque III said in an announcement.
"We will keep on checking the creating circumstance and guarantee instruments to contain the danger of the 2019-nCoV."
The kid, who landed in Cebu from Wuhan city, China, on January 12, "to make courses of action to examine English," displayed pneumonia-like side effects with a background marked by movement from Wuhan, considered ground zero for 2019-nCoV.
The kid in the end tried positive for dish coronavirus, an alternate sickness.
With the improvement, the DOH at that point took oropharyngeal (throat locale) and serum examples from the kid and sent them to the Melbourne lab to help recognize the coronavirus strain.
The DOH said it has actuated its crisis reaction and again educated all explorers with side effects regarding fever and hack, and history of movement to Wuhan, where the episode of the coronavirus began, to promptly go to any clinic for restorative consideration.
The office additionally guaranteed that its wellbeing offices are prepared and arranged to get associated cases with the novel coronavirus. Wellbeing laborers were encouraged to watch preventive measures and conventions.
"Continuously practice hand cleanliness, watch legitimate hack decorum, maintain a strategic distance from close contact with individuals showing influenza like manifestations, dodge contact with homestead and wild creatures, cook nourishment appropriately, and receive sound ways of life to mount resistance against diseases," Duque said.
The coronavirus has killed 25 individuals in China and contaminated more than 800, the Chinese government said on Friday.