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2019-nCoV in the PH: A Timeline

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Here is a brief timeline of events regarding the outbreak of the Novel Coronavirus 2019-nCoV) in the Philippines.

January 21

The Department of Health published a statement regarding an investigation of a pneumonia case of a patient with a travel history in Wuhan, China.

Another case of a five year-old kid exhibiting pneumonia-like symptoms with a travel history from Wuhan was also reported.

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He was admitted in Cebu City.

January 24

The five year-old who was under investigation to have acquired the virus tests negative.

The woman, on the other hand, was still under investigation.

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January 28

No confirmed case still in the Philippines, a statement given by DOH.

The department also launched the 2019-nCoV Case Tracker with 24 Persons Under Investigation (PUIs).

January 29

DOH strengthened advisory to all hospitals to immediately attend patients who exhibit symptoms of the virus.

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DOH updated 2019-nCoV tracker: 27 total PUIs recorded, 23 under inverstigation, 4 discharged, 0 confirmed.

January 30

DOH confirmed first case of coronavirus in the country – a 38 year-old female Chinese patient who is a resident of Wuhan.

DOH updated nCoV tracker: 29 total PUIs recorded, 23 admitted, 5 discharged, 1 confirmed.

January 31

The president ordered a temporary travel ban to people with travel history from Wuhan City and Hubei province, and other regions of China who were affected by the virus.

DOH updated nCoV tracker: 31 total PUIs recorded, 23 admitted, 6 discharged, 1 confirmed.

February 02

DOH confirmed second case of coronavirus and the first death caused by the virus outside China.

The patient is a 44-year old and a resident of Wuhan city, and died due to severe pneumonia on February 1.

He arrived in the country last January 21, together with the 38-year old woman who was also diagnosed with the virus, the first in the Philippines.

The woman remains to be under observation.

Temporary travel ban widens, including those who traveled directly from China, Hong Kong, and Macau.

DOH updated nCoV tracker: 52 total PUIs recorded, 39 currently admitted, 10 already discharged, 2 confirmed, 1 mortality.

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Jose Aaron C. Abinosa
Jose Aaron C. Abinosa
Jose Aaron Abinosa graduated with a degree in Communication at the University of St. La Salle, Bacolod. His love for food and the media led him to create an online food channel called “Espresso”. He is also a dancer, singer, graphic designer, and a former theatre play director.
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