Coronavirus (2019-nCoV): Travel Ban to Cebu Philippines

What is Coronavirus?

Coronavirus is derived from the Latin word “corona” meaning crown or halo. “Which has a characteristics appearance of virions the infected form of the virus and have a fringe of large, bulbous surface projections looking like a crown.”

Many believed that the virus started in Wuhan, China, where an array of meat and exotic meat from other animals such as snakes, marmotas, hedgehogs, birds, and bats are sold in the market. Although this epidemic disease has caused many individuals already, still there hasn’t proof as to where the virus originated. This virus is highly contagious, it spreads through person-to-person contact via droplet transmission such as sneezing, coughing or open mucosal surfaces such as eyes, nose or mouth.

Travel Ban

Last February 3, 2020, President Rodrigo Duterte implemented an immediate travel ban to all incoming tourists regardless of nationality who traveled from HongKong, Macau, and China. With that, flights going to the Philippines and going back HongKong, Macau, and China are advised to rebook their flights or cancel it until the President will lift the ban. But for Filipinos and Philippine Permanent Resident Visa, they will be exempted but required to undergo quarantine for at least a number of 14 days.

Currently, according to our Department of Health, there are 3 confirmed cases in the Philippines over 261 Admitted Patients Under Investigation. The confirmed cases are a 60-year-old Chinese, a 38-year-old Chinese female with her companion 40-year-old male Chinese who died, came from Wuhan, China.

Basic Protective Measures

According to the World Health Organization, common signs of infection include respiratory symptoms are fever, cough, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties. In more severe cases, the infection can cause pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure, and even death.

Protect Oneself From Getting Sick

Staying Healthy While Traveling

Assurance for the Tourists and Locals

The city government and provincials cannot be passive about this. To better protect the locals and tourists we highly recommend to follow the DOH and WHO advises, and practice proper hygeine. If you are not feeling well, and there are symptoms showing similar to what is mentioned above, please consult a doctor immediately. Although at present, the supply of mask is very limited. You may use your personal handkerchief to cover your mouth and nose against bacteria, and alcohol to help kill kinds of bacteria as a substitute.

In Whale Shark Oslob Authorities, tourists are required to undergo medical inspection. Tourists must bring their passport with them.

Land Transportation Franchise Regulatory Board mandated all public vehicles to wear a mask during the trip.

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