2 unwell on arrival, tests NEGATIVE, 1 still at NRH

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Two students amongst the 96 who arrived last night from the Philippines were unwell on arrival but were tested negative for COVID-19. One currently is kept at the self contained isolated ward the NRH.

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Secretary to the Prime Minister Dr. Jimmie Rodgers in a “Meet the Press” today confirmed that of the 96 that arrived last night two were not feeling well on arrival and they were immediately tested and their results were negative.

Their results came out around 11pm, Dr Rodgers told journalists.

He said the one is kept at the hospital and the other was released to the quarantine centre. He adds the second one would soon be released to one of the quarantine centers.

They will undergo 21 days the quarantine centres.

All arriving passengers are to undergo mandatory test in the first 48 hours.

Meanwhile explaining those who were eligible to board the first flight, Dr Rodgers said they had to fulfill certain criteria including: they must be negative and must not contact with outsiders, they must be in a hotel and quarantine for the whole period since the first test and they must have no visa issues.

Only 96 students had arrived in the first trip after 27 students were turned back at the airport by Philippine Immigration because of outstanding visa issues.

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