Corona Virus Update:
DUMAGUETE CITY, Negros Oriental—To advance and protect the soundness of the general population here, Dumaguete City Mayor Felipe Antonio Remollo denied the boats that cruised from China from docking and precluded the group to land at the Dumaguete port on Wednesday, February 5, 2020, in the midst of the danger of the novel coronavirus in the nation.
As per a press articulation from the city's open data office, the choice of Remollo, who is the director of the Inter-Agency Task Force on Coronavirus here, was bolstered by the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA).
Rather, the restorative officials from the City Health Office (CHO) and the Bureau of Quarantine (BOQ), including the wellbeing laborers from the Integrated Provincial Health Office (IPHO), boarded the ship that originated from Taizhou, China and was tied down in the oceans off Dumaguete Bay to keep an eye on the strength of the 11-man group.
City Health Officer Ma. Sarah Talla detailed that the 11 Filipino team individuals gave no indications and side effects of fever, hack or colds, the announcement noted.
Talla said the team left Manila for Shanghai on January 18, 2020.
The group quickly boarded and remained in the vessel, a towing boat named IMC-18, from January 19, 2020 until January 22, 2020, when they left the port of Taizhou for the Philippines.
The towing boat and two canal boats, IMC-19 and IMC-20, landed in Dumaguete on February 4, 2020 however was forestalled by the PPA to dock at the wharf pending the best possible coordination between the concerned offices in the midst of the novel coronavirus alarm.
As indicated by the Bureau of Quarantine the 14-day isolate time of the group started on January 22, 2020 when they left the port of Taizhou. The fourteenth day was on Wednesday, February 5, 2020. The isolate closes Thursday, February 6, 2020.
When the reports for the change of the Chinese boats to vessels under the Philippine Flag, the whole team will leave for their next goal at the earliest opportunity.