Dumaguete City Mayor Felipe Antonio Remollo, Chairperson of the Inter-Agency Task Force on Coronavirus, assures that the crew from the two ships, which sailed from Taizhou, China, will not be allowed to disembark at the city’s pier if and when they arrive.

As of this posting the ships have not appeared at the bay yet.

The ships identified as IMC-18 and IMC-19 will only drop anchor while waiting for their next destination. The management of the Philippine Ports Authority said that the crew of the ships are Filipinos, the personnel from the Bureau of Customs and Philippine Coast Guard will board the ships to check on the crew’s health conditions.

Mayor Remollo stressed that the PCG and Bureau of Customs will make certain that they will not be able to dock and that the crew will be placed on quarantine. Eventually, the ships will have to leave the Dumaguete bay for their next destination.