The 14-day quarantine for the Filipinos who took advantage of the government’s voluntary repatriation program in the midst of the novel coronavirus outbreak is just like living in a medically supervised hotel.
The Palace announced earlier in the day that the first group of Filipinos to be repatriated from China would arrive on Saturday, heading straight to Nueva Ecija’s Fort Magsaysay.
The Philippines has three confirmed cases of new infection with coronavirus— all Chinese nationals.
Over 200 people have already been identified in the country who had been in contact with the first two cases, 15 of whom already had fever, cough, and colds.
Of the country’s 133 suspect cases, 115 are admitted to hospitals, while 16 others have already been discharged, according to the DOH.