IBA, Zambales: The patient being monitored at a local hospital here for the novel corona virus has tested negative based on initial test according to provincial health officials.
Provincial health officer Noel Bueno in an interview with the inquirer said the 38-year old woman is confined at a hospital pending the result of the confirmation test on Wednesday.
He added that the woman will be released and allowed to go home after the confirmation.
She voluntarily submitted herself to the hospital last week after she traveled with two Chinese couple who had been confirmed carriers of nCoV in the country.
Meanwhile, 9 other persons are now being monitored by the department of health in the province.