PH Peacekeepers Test Negative for Ebola

The Armed Force of the Philippines (AFP) says screening conducted on 108 Philippine Peacekeeping Forces in Liberia are all free of the Ebola virus; the peacekeepers, however, will undergo a 21-day quarantine at Caballo Island when they return to the country on Tuesday.

Caballo Island, which is situated 2.6 miles east of Corregidor, has an area of 30.35 hectares and looks like as a wedge of rock jutting out from the sea (

Lt. Col. Harold Cabunoc, AFP public affairs chief, earlier said: “The peacekeepers will enjoy their stay in that island,” as they can go fishing and nature tripping. Indoors, they can surf the Internet or catch up on their favorite shows via cable TV.

Cabunoc said the island stay, although mandatory, is a fitting reward for the troops.

(Source: Manila Bulletin)

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