Student negative for nCoV

February 10, 2020

THE management of the University of the East (UE) said that the reported Grade 12 student  who was confined at the UERM Medical Hospital had turned out to be negative for the 2019 corona virus, based on the result of the laboratory samples studied by the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM).

“The student instead appears to have had an upper respiratory tract infection and allergic rhinitis, which are fairly common and manageable conditions. As of this writing, the student is awaiting discharge from UERMMH,” the university said.

It was learned that the student concerned first had a checkup at the school clinic due to cough after having come from Hong Kong where he spent the Chinese New Year. Yesterday, he reportedly got the results that turned out to be ‘negative.’

Last February 7, UE suspended classes particularly at its Manila Basic Education Department after reports said that there is a suspected NCOV-infected case involving one of its students.