In an effort to prevent the spread of the area’s 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV), visitors who had been to China recently were banned from entering establishments in the city of Lila in Bohol.
Municipal order of Major Arturo Piollo II mandated establishments to refuse travelers coming from mainland China and its administrative regions entry.
This total ban on the entry of visitors coming or going from China shall be in full force and effect immediately until an Official Declaration has been issued that the n-CoV or Wuhan Virus epidemic has already been eradicated.
For his part, Lila whale shark watching security officer Abundio Tagab said they were obeying the order, and foreign nationals ‘ passports were checked to verify their travel history.
Three nCoV cases have already been confirmed in the Philippines, the first being a 60-year-old Chinese national who travels from Wuhan, China.
The death toll in mainland China, the epicenter of the epidemic, has been raised to 811, according to the latest available statistics.