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New Coronavirus Suspected Cases in Western Visayas

The Department of Health (DOH) has raised white alerts in the Western Visayas region for the novel coronavirus (nCoV). DoH regional director for Western Visayas, Dr. Marlyn Convocar confirmed Saturday that a white alert has been in place.

The death toll from the novel coronavirus continues to climb in China as the outbreak spreads, with at least 106 people dead and over 4,500 confirmed cases.

Convocar says, “This is due to the suspected cases in the country, especially in Kalibo town, Aklan province.” The four (4) people undergo quarantine after arriving at Kalibo International Airport onboard a direct flight from Wuhan, the Chinese city. And includes the three Chinese tourists visiting Boracay Island, and another Filipina flight attendant.

Dr. Marlyn Convocar releases a memorandum addressed to provincial Governors Rhodora Cadiao of Antique, Florencio Miraflores of Aklan, Esteban Evan Contreras of Capiz, Samuel Gumarin of Guimaras, Arthur Defensor Jr. of Iloilo, and Eugenio Lacson of Negros Occidental to back up the DoH.

Convocar stated also that if there is a suspected case, informed or coordinate with DOH.

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