Clark International Airport authorities on Wednesday evening said they learned of the arrival of repatriated Filipinos from the media but are prepared and waiting for instructions, hours after Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo made the announcement.
Presidential Spokesperon Salvador Panelo announced this morning that the first batch of Filipinos from Hubei China will arrive at Clark International Airport on Saturday. Airport authorities said they only learned this from the media and are still awaiting instructions. pic.twitter.com/QtyYreNUhn— Raffy Tima (@raffytima) February 5, 2020
Panelo earlier said the first batch of Filipinos who decided to leave China amid the novel coronavirus outbreak will arrive at Clark Airport on Saturday.
According to the tweet of Raffy Tima, airport authorities are still awaiting instructions.
“CRK is prepared to put together the necessary arrangements as soon as we get the directive from the government regarding this event," officials said in a statement.
"As of today, all agencies present in the meeting are still waiting for final instructions from their superiors," they added.
In a statement, officials said, “CRK is prepared to put together the necessary arrangements as soon as we get the directive from the government regarding this event. As of today, all agencies present in the meeting are still waiting for final instructions from their superiors.”— Raffy Tima (@raffytima) February 5, 2020
Repatriated Filipinos will be transferred to a drug rehabilitation facility inside Fort Magsaysay in Nueva Ecija for their 14-day quarantine.
According to the Department of Health, the quarantine would be similar to staying at a hotel with medical monitoring.
Meanwhile, health officials announced the country's third case of 2019 nCoV on Wednesday afternoon. — Joahna Lei Casilao/BAP, GMA News