Naga pleads to 172 pilgrims from Israel to self-isolate, report whereabouts | Inquirer News

Naga pleads to 172 pilgrims from Israel to self-isolate, report whereabouts

By: - Correspondent / @RAOstriaINQ
/ 10:18 AM March 11, 2020

LEGAZPI CITY –– The City government of Naga pleaded Wednesday to 172 pilgrims, who arrived from Israel to self-quarantine for 14 days, and report to the city health office for checking, and to prevent the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

In a post on social media, Naga City Mayor Nelson Legacion said the pilgrims were persons under monitoring (PUMs), and “even with our efforts to reach you, you are advised to contact us immediately.”

In a press conference Tuesday, Legacion said 55 of the pilgrims arrived on Saturday, 39 on Sunday, and 45 on Tuesday.


The fourth batch of 33 pilgrims was expected to arrive Wednesday (March 11).


In their algorithm of sorting victims, the Department of Health said persons with a history of travel but do not exhibit symptoms—fever and respiratory illnesses—were to be considered PUMs and would be asked to self-quarantine.

Israel has 39 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with no recorded deaths.

As of Tuesday, no cases of COVID-19 have been recorded in the Bicol region.

Edited by Lzb
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