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Caballo, Ft. Magsaysay eyed as quarantine areas

Mario J. Mallari



Caballo Island. (Delia Ibarra)

The Department of Health (Doh) is looking at the naval station in Caballo Island and the Fort Magsaysay Drug Drug Rehabilitation Center in Fort Magsaysay, Nueva Ecija as possible quarantine areas for returning OFW from Wuhan, China.

Officials of the DoH visited the Caballo island Friday and will visit Fort Magsaysay Saturday.

The Fort Magsaysay Drug Rehab Center in Nueva Ecija. (MBA Cinco)

Meanwhile, the Inter-Agency Task Force on nCoV (novel coronavirus) is also considering Caballo, Fort Magsaysay and three other areas as quarantine sites for the repatriates namely the Bureau of Quarantine in Magalang, Pampanga, the Bukidnon Treatment and Rehabilitation Center and the V. Luna Hospital in Quezon City. (via Hajji Kaamiño)

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