first_imgThePUIs are those who have a fever or a respiratory infection with a historyof travelling to China within the last 14 days, or a record of exposure to theconfirmed novel coronavirus. Meanwhile,Director Marlyn Convocar of the Department of Health-Western VisayasCenter for Health Development (DOH-WVCHD) said that the DOH is closely working with LGUs and governmentagencies to intensify case detection and surveillanceas well as infection prevention and control measures.   Cuachonreiterated that no confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus were reportedin this province, despite ithad six persons under investigation (PUIs)as of Feb. 4.  Theywill be discharged by the attending doctors after they finished observing the14-day quarantine period. A30-year-old South Korean, who had a travel history to Wujin City, China fromDec. 6, 2019 to Jan. 31, 2020, was referred to the Dr. Rafael S. TumbokonMemorial Hospital (DRSTMH) on Feb. 5. He was isolated as a precautionary measure forpossible exposure to the 2019 novel coronavirus acuterespiratory disease (2019 n-CoV ARD).  Cuachonalso urged local government units to set up Barangay Health EmergencyResponse Teams (BHERTs) for a more coordinatedresponse mechanism against the transmission of thedeadly virus.  ProvincialHealth Officer I Dr. Cornelio Cuachon Jr. said the specimen andblood samples of the said tourist were transported to Departmentof Health (DOH) Regional Office in Iloilo City on Feb. 6. The specimen andsamples will be then sent to the Research Institute forTropical Medicine (RITM) in Muntinlupa City for confirmatory tests.center_img Twopatients, a 23-year-old Filipina flight crew and a 17-year-old Hong Kongcitizen who were admitted in the same hospital have been reported to benegative of the coronavirus based on their RITM tests. KALIBO,Aklan – A tourist was admitted to the provincial hospital here after heexperienced flu-like symptoms. Toaddress admission of the PUIs, the two isolation rooms in theold medical ward in the hospital that could accommodate 12patients will be ready next week.  TheSouth Korean stayed in a hotel upon his arrival here from his country on Feb.4. OnFeb. 5, the DOH-WVCHD announced there is no positive case of nCoV inthe region.(With a report from AkeanForum/PN)last_img