DOH sets contact tracing after 2 tourists test positive for Covid-19


The Department of Health (DOH) on Friday said they will track down individuals who came in contact with Australian and Taiwanese nationals who travelled to the Philippines before they tested positive of the new coronavirus (COVID-19).

DOH Assistant Secretary Maria Rosario Vergeire disclosed they are currently gathering information on the travel history of the two foreign nationals.

The New South Wales on Thursday reported a 60-year-old woman came from the Philippines before testing positive of the virus.

Taiwan's health department also confirmed a 30-year-old Taiwanese male was from the Philippines before testing positive of the deadly disease.

The DOH has yet to confirm all the travel history of the Taiwanese patient regarding his reported stay in the country. However, the department noted that he visited Manila.

Meanwhile, Vergeire disclosed they are still gathering information about the 60-year-old Australian woman.