Philippines to deport 500 Chinese to prevent coronavirus


The Philippine authorities are sending back around 500 Chinese tourists who came from Wuhan amid concerns of the deadly Coronaviruswhich has seen confirmed cases in several countriesspreading.

The Chinese tourists had been heading to the holiday destination of Boracay where they were intercepted by local authorities.


Philippine authorities announced Thursday that travel restrictions from Wuhan were to be imposed.

According to a report from CNA, Philippine authorities are sending back 500 Chinese tourists who came from Wuhan.

The tourists had arrived in Kalibo; thats a stepping stone to the holiday hot spot of Boracay, just before Manila announced it was halting flights from Wuhan on Thursday night.

One anchor went onto say: authorities have arranged four flights to take them back to Wuhan.

Aviation officials say none of them were quarantined or showed symptoms of the virus.

The other anchor chimed in, saying: separately, reported a suspected case of the virusa five-year-old boy from Wuhan tested positive in preliminary tests.


CNN Philippines reported that two patients were under Coronavirus watch at a Palawan hospital.

A Brazilian child whose family lives in Wuhan and a Taiwanese boy are both being held under supervision.

Source: https://nationalfile.com

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