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17 of 26 Koreans quarantined in Cebu have left PH, says DOH-7

/ 05:30 PM March 02, 2020

CEBU CITY –– At least 17 of the 26 Korean nationals, who were quarantined in Cebu, have left the country, the Department of Health in Central Visayas (DOH-7) said on Monday.

Eight of the Koreans chose to finish the 14-day mandatory quarantine imposed by Cebu province.

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DOH-7 Director Jaime Bernadas said two have families in Cebu, while six wanted to stay longer in Cebu for a vacation.

One of the Koreans went to Central Luzon.

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“Only eight intend to finish the 14 days and then they also intend to stay longer, ” said Bernadas.

He said the ones who left Cebu have taken separate flights over the weekend. The last batch flew out of Cebu on Monday morning.

Bernadas said the public should not be worried because all 26 Koreans did not show symptoms of COVID-19 while under quarantine in Cebu.

“All of them did not develop any symptoms, and therefore we could safely assume that they are all healthy as of today,” Bernadas said.

“Nevertheless, all those who are in the region, eight of them, will continuously be monitored and on quarantine until the 14th day,” he added.

No other arrivals from North Gyeongsang province in South Korea have been listed at the Mactan-Cebu International Airport since the travel ban was announced./lzb

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