The attending nurses of the third confirmed coronavirus case in the country have been placed in quarantine in Bohol.
According to Darlene Cay's Thursday report on 24 Oras, the two nurses have developed fever.
On January 20, the 60-year-old Chinese female arrived in Tagbilaran City from Cebu on a fast craft with 300 passengers and her four relatives.
From Pantalan, the woman headed to a hotel in Panglao.
On January 21, she stayed inside the hotel the whole day due to her bad health condition. on January 22, she was admitted to a private hospital in Tagbilaran.
An Australian Laboratory and the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM) took her throat swab samples on January 24.
The samples tested negative while her condition improved, leading hospital officials to discharge her on January 31. The woman then flew back to China with her family.
However, subsequent RITM testing showed positive results.
"Meron ding ilang-ilang expert ang nag-sabi, why is it negative sa Australia and then positive sa Philippines. Why the discrepancy. So, I don't know. We will not say [its] wrong," Lopez said.
"Basta, basta, sinabing positive sa re-run, we will respect that, we will take no chances. Sabi nila better safe than sorry," he added.
Contact tracing for individuals who may have interacted with the patient is ongoing.
Meanwhile, two United States citizens from New York are also quarantined in Bohol after developing a fever. The pair passed Beijing before going to the Philippines. —Joahna Lei Casilao/NB, GMA News