By Noreen Jazul
The United Kingdom has warned its citizens of the risk associated with the 2019 novel coronavirus (nCov) when they travel to the Philippines.
A Philippine quarantine officer checks the temperature of a passenger from China at the international airport in Manila on January 22, 2020. (Photo by STR / AFP / MANILA BULLETIN)
UK's Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) added coronavirus among the "Health Risks" in the Philippines on January 22, 2020.
"The virus originated in Wuhan City, Hubei Province but cases have been confirmed in other parts of China and elsewhere in the region," the UK government said in its travel advisory.
British nationals who wish to travel to the Philippines were urged to "comply with any additional screening measures put in place by the authorities."
As of January 23, no positive case of novel coronavirus has been reported in the Philippines.
The country's health department is monitoring a five-year-old Chinese boy in Cebu who manifested symptoms of the disease.