Two remain ‘under monitoring’
By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga
Sixty five people who were placed on a 14-day quarantine in Negros Oriental have been declared free of the 2019 novel coronavirus (nCoV). Based on information provided by the Negros Oriental provincial government, the individuals include the 40 people who came in close-contact with the Chinese couple who tested positive for nCoV.
The couple visited Dumaguete City and Dauin between January 21 and 25.
The individuals were given medical certificates and have been cleared to report back to their respective workplaces today.
The provincial government also provided P5,000 for the affected individuals as financial support.
Meanwhile, as of 12:00 p.m. yesterday, the provincial government confirmed they still have two patients under monitoring undergoing the required 14-day quarantine.
The two individuals, both Chinese nationals, are reported to be very cooperative with authorities and currently staying at their rented house.
A total of five patients under investigation tested negative for nCoV, while four others may be discharged if confirmatory tests results come back negative.
The results are expected on Wednesday./DGB, WDJ