Kalibo International Airport employees express concern over the influx of direct flights from China's Wuhan city where the 2019 novel coronavirus (nCoV) supposedly originated. Pres. Rodrigo Duterte threatens to terminate the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) between the Philippines and the U.S. if U.S. officials refuse to reverse the cancellation of Sen. Bato Dela Rosa's visa. Confusion mars the implementation of the lockdown and forced evacuation in Cuenca, Batangas. A WHO committee holds off on recommending a public health emergency of international concern over the 2019-nCOV outbreak.