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Man from Tacloban City, Leyte quarantined for suspected case of coronavirus from China

DOH Undersecretary Eric Domingo revealed that the suspected carrier of the disease worked in Wuhan City, the epicenter of the 2019-nCov outbreak, and arrived in Tacloban last Jan. 17, Philstar reported.

The 36-year-old man from Tacloban City is feared to have contracted the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) and is currently at Eastern Visayas Regional Medical Center (EVRMC), the Department of Health (DOH) said.

The man is now being investigated by DOH, considering him as the second “suspected case” of 2019-nCoV in the Philippines, after the Chinese boy in Cebu though tested negative after several check up and treatment.

“We have two suspect cases. One is the patient in Cebu – the first person under investigation (PUI) – and then we have another PUI in Region 8 (Tacloban),” Domingo said.

The man was manifesting fever and cough when he arrived in Tacloban from China. He is now under isolation at a hospital while waiting for laboratory tests.


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