CAMIGUIN, Jan. 27 (PIA)–The Provincial Government of Camiguin assures the public that there is no case of the Novel Coronavirus in the island, January 27.

Governor Jurdin Jesus Romualdo said the person suspected of having been infected has been found negative and is recovering from his symptoms.

“The province has instituted mandatory protocols in monitoring and safeguarding the possible introduction in our territory,” Romualdo said. 

He added that there are around 106 Chinese tourists on the island and they are checking on them one by one, including those other tourists who came from China. 

As to the suspected person’s status, Provincial Health Officer Dr. Gretchen Cabalang said, “He is stable and is scheduled to be discharged today from Camiguin General Hospital. We would like to assure the general public that we will continue to strictly monitor the person, his traveling companions as well as any tourist arriving in the province.”

The 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) is a virus (more specifically, a coronavirus) identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness first detected in Wuhan, China. At this time, it is still unclear how easily or sustainably this virus is spreading between people.

By Recthie T. Paculba
Published on January 27, 2020 (RTP/PIA10)