Twenty-four (24) individuals, majority of them Locally Stranded Individuals, are quarantined beginning today along with 140 other Persons Under Monitoring or PUMs at the different isolation facilities of the city.
City Health Officer Dr. Maria Sarah B. Talla informed Mayor Felipe Antonio Remollo, Chairperson of the City’s Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases, that one PUM completed today the 14-day quarantine without any medical incident and was released.
The 24 new PUMs are: 16 Locally Stranded Individuals from Siquijor, Cebu City, Manila and Cebu Province; 1 is a cancer patient undergoing chemotherapy; 2 OFWs from Taiwan and Amsterdam; 1 Person Deprived of Liberty who was acquitted and released from jail; 2 Returning Overseas Filipinos (ROF) from Honolulu, Hawaii and 2 medical interns from Negros Occidental. They are now under strict quarantine.
Of the 164 PUMs: 90 are in designated hotel facilities, 23 are in the community isolation center, 6 returning students, while 45 others are on home quarantine or in barangay isolation centers.
None of the 164 PUMs that were examined showed signs and symptoms of Influenza Like Illness (ILI).