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DOH, Bureau of Quarantine in search of 26 South Koreans from Daegu who arrived in Cebu

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Feb. 26, 20 | 5:24 pm

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Health authorities in Central Visayas are now in search of the 26 South Korean nationals who arrived in Cebu on Tuesday onboard a direct flight from Daegu, where most of the cases of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) were recorded.

Dr. Terrence Bermejo, chief of the Bureau of Quarantine (BOQ) in Cebu, confirmed this on Wednesday evening after an emergency meeting with Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia, Department of Health Region 7 (DOH-7) Regional Director Jaime Bernadas, and Dra. Christina Giango, chief of the Cebu Provincial Health Office.

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Bermejo said they will search them with the help of the health declaration cards, which has their contact information, including the details on the hotels where they are staying.

Once they have been located, Bernadas said they will be considered persons under monitoring (PUM) and will be confined in their hotel room for a 14-day quarantine.

However, should they manifest the symptoms of COVID-19, they will be immediately transferred to a hospital facility.

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These 26 South Koreans arrived in Cebu for vacation.

Bermejo said the direct flights from Daegu have already been cancelled. There are supposedly 22 direct flights a week from Cebu to Daegu.

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