These passengers have been ordered to proceed on a 14-day self-quarantine for COVID-19 in Dipolog City.
PASSENGERS – Fifteen passengers have been ordered to proceed on a 14-day self-quarantine for COVID-19 in Dipolog City after their trip to South Korea.
This, as Provincial Health Officer Esmeralda Nadela said in an interview with the Philippine News Agency that 15 passengers – consists of eight (8) school teachers, a supervisor, and six (6) other companions – were on a mandatory self-quarantine, adding that they’re coordinating with the Dipolog City Schools Division as they sent surveillance personnel “to visit and investigate our persons under monitoring.”
Nadela also said that she only knew that the teachers came from South Korea after parents raised concerns about sending their children to school, adding that “some of the teachers arrived in Cebu on February 26, took a ship, and arrived in Dipolog the following day; while some also took the Manila-Dipolog route air travel also on February 26.”
Virgilio Batan Jr., Assistant City Schools Division superintendent and officer-in-charge of the division, then issued a division order to the teachers and officials concerned to proceed on a mandatory self-quarantine for 14 days. As of this writing, Nadela said that these teachers were not showing symptoms of COVID-19, otherwise, “they will be immediately transferred to our isolation facility.”
Meanwhile, Dipolog City Mayor Darel Dexter Uy issued a statement, assuring the public that the city was safe from COVID-19. According to Mayor Darel Dexter Uy, the measures were in place following established protocols issued by the Department of Health (DOH), other government agencies, and concerned authorities as well.
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