Filipinos from Hubei to be quarantined in Tarlac

first_imgThose without symptoms will gostraight to New Clark City. “Hindinaman sa tinatanggihan natin ang mgaoverseas Filipino workers. Dahil kapwanatin sila Pilipino kino-consider natinsila, pero sana dalhin sila sa lugar na mas akma at wala masyadong buhay na maapektuhan,”said Municipal Councilor Estella Manlupig. “The agencies have been instructed todisinfect the luggage of the Filipinos and the vehicles that will be used totransport them,” Duque said. “[I’d] like to take this opportunityto convey our gratitude to the Bases Conversion and Development Authority whichoffered the use of New Clark City as quarantine area for repatriated Filipinos,”Duque said. The repatriates will stay for 14 daysat Building A of the Athletes’ Village in New Clark City while the medicalstaff will stay in another building. “The DOH did not at all involve theCapas local government in its last-minute decision,” said Capas mayor ReynaldoCatacutan. Local officials said they were stunnedby the Health department’s announcement. The government initially eyed the drugrehabilitation center in Fort Magsaysay, Nueva Ecija as quarantine facility. The returning Filipinos will land onClark International Airport and those with symptoms of 2019-nCoV will bebrought to identified hospitals. MANILA – Filipinos who are set to berepatriated today from Hubei, China due to the 2019 novel coronavirus acuterespiratory disease (2019 nCoV-ard) outbreak are to be quarantined at New ClarkCity in Tarlac province. The 45 Filipinos are tentativelyscheduled to leave China on Saturday and arrive in the Philippines early Sundaymorning./PN Department of Health (DOH) secretary FranciscoDuque said procedures and protocols have been set for the return of Filipinosfrom Hubei, the Chinese province of Wuhan City which is the epicenter of theoutbreak. Meanwhile, the municipal council ofCapaz, Tarlac unanimously voted to oppose the use of New Clark City asquarantine area.last_img

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