Health Undersecretary Gerardo Bayugo said on Sunday that he was confident that no contamination took place when the Filipinos from novel coronavirus-stricken Wuhan, China landed at the Clark Freeport.
Bayugo explained that they made sure that the plan—created by the nCoV inter-agency task force—was “adequately” implemented throughout the arrival process.
“Nandodoon na po kami in a very safe distance. We made sure that the implementation of the disembarkation, deplaning is implemented. It went well,” the Health Department officials said in a press conference.
“Walang contamination na nangyari sa airport. Walang symptomatics based on the report na nakita, o na-develop sa airport o habang nakasakay sa eroplano.”
At least 30 Filipinos were repatriated amid the spread of the nCoV in China, where 803 people died and around 37,000 were infected as of Sunday.
The Filipinos, repatriated with the help of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), arrived before 7 a.m. in Clark.
They did not go through the Clark International Airport terminal, but went straight to the Philippine Air Force's Haribon Hangar.
The repatriated Filipinos were brought to the Athlete's Village in New Clark City via coaster buses for their 14-day quarantine period.
According to Bayugo, the repatriated Filipinos were “safe and resting” in the quarantine facility. — Joviland Rita/DVM, GMA News