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4 Family Members Of A Man Who Tested Positive For Coronavirus Reportedly Landed In Manila

They boarded a flight from Hong Kong to Manila.
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According to The South China Morning Post, four family members of a 39-year-old Chinese man who tested “preliminarily positive” for the new coronavirus infection landed in Manila via Cebu Pacific Flight 5J111 on Wednesday, January 22, 2020. 

The man boarded high-speed trains from Wuhan, China—the center of the coronavirus outbreak—to West Kowloon, Hong Kong. He was “stopped by port health officials” because he was showing signs of the virus. Sources say that the man has "undergone two tests that confirmed the infection," and that they are currently waiting for the results of a third one. His family members, on the other hand, were clear of the symptoms and were allowed to proceed to their journey to Manila. 

Since the family boarded a Cebu Pacific flight from Hong Kong to Manila, the airline has advised passengers of the January 22, 2020 Flight 5J111, to get checked “if they experience any flu-like symptoms.”

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In line with this, Philippine officials are starting efforts to keep the country free from the virus. The local government of Bohol has decided to hold an emergency meeting to assess the “province’s readiness in dealing with coronavirus.” Also, Rep. Rozzano Rufino Biazon has “asked the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines to suspend direct flights from Wuhan, China because of the several suspected cases of the pneumonia-like infection. 

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According to the Department of Health (DOH), symptoms of the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019n-CoV) include fever, cough, and respiratory problems. 

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