MANILA, Philippines — Forty-one Filipinos on board the Diamond Princess journey transport that docked off Yokohama, Japan are contaminated with the COVID-19, an authority of the Department of Health (DOH) revealed Wednesday.
"Sa ngayon, we have 41 positive cases as of now for our group sa ating Diamond Princess," Health Assistant Secretary Maria Rosario Vergeire said in a question and answer session at DOH principle office.
(For the present, we as of now include 41 positive cases inside our team on the Diamond Princess.)
Vergeire said they are continually planning with the Japanese government and clinics where the tainted team individuals are bound.
The Philippine Embassy in Japan reported before that it will repatriate 538 Filipinos on board the voyage transport.
Repatriation for Filipinos in journey transport
Gotten some information about the repatriation of Filipinos from the journey transport, Vergeire noticed that administration's repatriation will be directed uniquely with concurrence with the Filipinos on board the vessel.
"Pag-inuwi natin sila, this is intentional. Tinanong na sila nung kanilang kung sino ready to return home, may bilang sila na talaga," the wellbeing official stated, taking note of that they still can't seem to give the specific number of those ready to be repatriated.
(In the event that we repatriate them, this is willful. We asked them who are happy to return home, we as of now have a number.)
The DOH official additionally said they are wanting to repatriate just one cluster of Filipinos potentially through a sanctioned plane. She likewise focused on that solitary asymptomatic (no indications) Filipinos will ride the sanctioned plane.
Vergeire, in any case, said they are as yet organizing with specialists in regards to the area of the isolate office for the normal repatriated Filipinos from the journey transport.
Beforehand, a group from the Department of Foreign Affairs and clinical group from DOH repatriated 30 Filipinos from Wuhan City of Hubei region in China. The Filipinos from Wuhan landed in the Philippines on Feb. 9.