Different regions have adopted anti-2019-nCoV measures, including designating isolation rooms in hospitals for Persons Under Investigation (PUIs). (PNA photo)

The Department of Health (DOH) has now added the 32 repatriated Filipinos from Wuhan City, including two DFA advance party staff, to the list of Persons Under Monitoring (PUM) due to the outbreak of the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) acute respiratory disease.

After disembarkation, the passengers were immediately moved to the Athletes’ Village in New Clark City in Capas, Tarlac to undergo the mandatory 14-day quarantine protocol.

Also quarantined are eight members of the repatriation team, six plane crew staff, and three ground crew operators, which raises the number of PUMs to 49.

During the flight, the OFWs did not show any fever or respiratory disease symptoms.

Meanwhile, six Persons Under Investigation (PUI) in the Cordillera and Cagayan Valley regions were tested negative of nCoV.

In Cagayan, ten people were added as PUIs and are now confined in isolation rooms at the Cagayan Valley Medical Center (CVMC) and Southern Isabela Medical Center in Santiago City.

In the Bicol region, two persons were classified as PUIs. The region is in Blue alert status to alert all provincial Disaster and Risk Reduction and Management Councils (DRRMCs) in the entire region to vigilantly monitor their covered areas.

In Baguio, the city’s Blooms Exposition and Exhibition currently being held the Baguio Convention Center might be extended for one month to enable stakeholders to recover their investments which were adversely affected by the 2019-nCoV scare. (Jojo Mangahis)