Cebu Pacific says no one quarantined on-board 5J-111

Aviation Updates Philippines – In light of the emerging novel coronavirus in China, media reports say an individual, who came in contact with relatives who flew to Manila via 5J-111 yesterday, has contracted the SARS-like disease in Hong Kong.
WUHAN TRANSPORT LINKS CUT OFF. Chinese authorities announced that Wuhan, a city in mainland China, will be isolated as it cuts all transport links from the city. Photo from David Ryder - Bloomberg News.
In an advisory, Cebu Pacific reassured the public that none was held for further examination and quarantine after the capital airport's Bureau of Quarantine has thoroughly screened all passengers and crew aboard the arriving flight.

The airline added that as a standard protocol to all arriving international flights, the aircraft was disinfected.

However, Cebu Pacific underlined that passengers on-board 5J-111 are advised to immediately contact health authorities "should they exhibit flu-like symptoms including runny nose, cough, sore throat or fever."

Passengers are urged to take precautionary measures such as frequent handwashing with soap and water, using alcohol-based hand sanitizer, using a face mask, and postponing air travel if feeling unwell.

The 2019-nCoV, also known as the Wuhan coronavirus, sprawled from Wuhan, China late-2019. Chinese health authorities have confirmed that the virus can spread through human to human contact. As of writing, there are 17 deaths reported with 556 people infected from China, Thailand, Hong Kong, Japan, Macau, South Korea, Taiwan, and the United States.

Airport authorities around the world are now on high alert following the spread of such illness. Philippine airports have already started monitoring temperatures and symptoms that can be detected through the thermal scanners installed at major international airports.