27 quarantiners

A briefing during graduation at Chengs Quarantine Station. Photo by NEOC
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THE country currently has 27 persons in quarantine.

This figure is however set to increase as the country expects a repatriation flight tomorrow, and two other incoming flights in the coming month.

This was confirmed by Dr Gregory Jilini, incident controller to Ministry of Health and Medical Services on Sunday.

“At moment we have a total of 27 people are still in quarantine facilities,” said Jilini.

He said the public health team continues to do monitoring of those who are in quarantine and also do testing as per testing protocol

“Last week we have a total of three new arrivals from Brisbane flight at the same period we also discharged six and another 17 yesterday,” said Jilini.

James Bosamata, deputy secretary to Ministry of Education and Human Resources Development, confirmed yesterday that 36 of the students were confirmed to come home in the last Manila repatriation flight.

These students will be accommodated at the government funded facilities, which will increase the number of quarantiners.