“There is no way that she willtransmit the disease to another person as the hospital personnel areprotectively dressed; their mouths and noses covered with surgical masks andtheir hands covered with gloves,” Panelo added. “Upon the recommendation of Health secretaryFrancisco Duque, the President has issued a travel ban to Chinese nationalscoming from Hubei province of China where the nCoV originated, as well in otherplaces in China where the disease has spread,” Panelo said yesterday. Duterte ordered the DOH to contain thedisease and prevent its transmission, Panelo said as he assured the public thatthe Chinese national is currently receiving medical treatment. “Angkasalukuyang banta ng coronavirussa bawat Pilipino ay nangangailangan ngagarang aksyon mula sa ating pamahalaan. Marami nang mga mungkahi para maspaigtingin pa ng pamahalaan ang tugon, lalo’t nagdeklara na ang WHO ng global emergency,” Robredo said. The Department of Health (DOH) announcedon Jan. 29 the first case in the country from a 38-year-old woman from WuhanCity – the largest in Hubei province. The 2019 nCoV has reportedly killedover 200 people in China as of this writing./PN MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte hasissued a ban for visitors from Hubei province in China, following theconfirmation of the first 2019 novel coronavirus (2019 nCoV) case in thecountry, according to Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo. “We ask the public to follow theadvice of the DOH in taking preventive measures such as regularly washing one’shands and wearing surgical masks in crowded areas,” he said. Less than a day after the announcementof the DOH, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared a “global emergency”over concerns that the virus will spread “to other countries with weaker healthsystems.” “Angpagpataw ng pangkalahatang prohibisyon sa lahat ng mga biyahe galing sa bansang Tsina at ang pagtiyak na mabigyan ng karampatang suporta ang mga kababayannating nasa mga apektadong lugar, kasama ang paglikas kung kakailanganin,” sheadded. Meanwhile, Vice President Leni Robredosupported the calls to restrict all Chinese flights from entering thePhilippines.
Duterte bars Hubei travelers from entering PH – Palace