More than 300 Chinese tourists currently checked into various Boracay resorts on Thursday were monitored as a precautionary measure against the spread of the novel coronavirus (nCoV), according to the Malay Task Force Against 2019 -nCoV.
Barangay Emergency Health Response Teams are on the lookout as hotels and resorts are provided with guidelines for handling tourists under surveillance.
None of the Chinese nationals under surveillance showed symptoms such as fever, cough, and colds.
In addition, Tayco clarified that all tourists monitored had a travel history in China, except for Wuhan, for the past 14 days but we’re already in the country before the travel ban on visitors from China, Hong Kong, and Macau were imposed by the national government.
According to the Municipal Tourism Office, 2000 tourists arrived in Malay from January 25 to February 3, 2020. to Boracay from other local destinations on February 4, according to Tayco.
He said the Malay Task Force Against the 2019-nCoV passed a resolution on Wednesday temporarily suspending access to the town of ‘all people with travel history in China, Hong Kong, and Macau’ for the past 14 days.
The prohibition covers all nationalities, including locals.
The tourism sector welcomed the resolution as business owners recognized public health care.