By MB Online
Cebu Pacific on Sunday assured the public it is working closely with the Department of Health (DOH) to address the 2019 novel coronavirus acute respiratory disease (2019-nCoV ARD).
The airline added that it is contacting all passengers who were aboard 5J 241 (Hong Kong-Cebu) and DG 6519 (Cebu-Dumaguete) flights last January 21, 2020.
“Cebu Pacific is working closely with the Department of Health and its attached agencies, the Bureau of Quarantine and the National Epidemiology Center to contact all passengers aboard the same flights taken by the patients who tested positive for the Novel Coronavirus (NCoV),” its statement read.
Cebu Pacific requested passengers who were aboard the above-mentioned flights who have not been contacted to reach out to the airline via +63287020886.
The airline also advised passengers to seek immediate medical attention if they are experiencing flu-like symptoms such as coughing, colds, and fever.
Cebu Pacific’s cabin crews and pilots on the affected flights have been placed on quarantine and the aircraft used for both flights have undergone disinfection.
The DOH confirmed on Sunday that a 44-year old Chinese man from Wuhan who tested for the 2019-nCoV ARD died — making it the first novel coronavirus-related death outside China. (With reports from Ariel Fernandez)
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