outbrain
Close  

Talks underway on Chinese medical team going to PH to help fight vs COVID-19 — envoy

By: - Reporter / @KAguilarINQ
/ 12:31 PM March 30, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — Talks regarding a team of Chinese medical experts going to the Philippines are already underway, Philippine Ambassador to China Jose Santiago Sta. Romana said Monday.

ADVERTISEMENT

“Merong medical team na inihahanda para tumulong sa atin. That will be done soon kasi pinaguusapan na ‘yung details kung kailan makakapunta, kung sino sino,” Sta. Roman said in a televised public briefing.

(There is a medical team being readied to help us. That will be done soon. Details on when they are going and who are going are already being discussed.)

FEATURED STORIES

Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. earlier said that the Department of Health (DOH) allegedly blocked the entry of Chinese doctors in the country.

But DOH Secretary Francisco Duque III denied the claim, saying the agency is in fact waiting for the arrival of Chinese experts.

These Chinese experts, Duque said, will give their advice on how to address the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) situation in the country.

While the number of local cases in China has been falling over the past weeks, the number of imported cases remained in an upward trend.

In the Philippines, health officials have so far confirmed 1,418 COVID-19 cases, of which 71 have already died and 42 have recovered.

ADVERTISEMENT

For more news about the novel coronavirus click here.
What you need to know about Coronavirus.
For more information on COVID-19, call the DOH Hotline: (02) 86517800 local 1149/1150.

The Inquirer Foundation supports our healthcare frontliners and is still accepting cash donations to be deposited at Banco de Oro (BDO) current account #007960018860 or donate through PayMaya using this link .

Read Next
EDITORS' PICK
MOST READ
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.
View comments

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: chinese medical team, Coronavirus, COVID-19
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.


© Copyright 1997-2020 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.