Go urges stricter travel restrictions to check spread of new COVID variant

MANILA, Philippines — Sen. Christopher “Bong” Go wants the government to impose the strictest border control measures and travel restrictions to prevent the further spread of a new coronavirus variant that expert says is more infectious.

“We should already be prepared. Let’s not wait for it to spread, especially in our country,” Go said in Filipino in a Monday radio interview, according to a statement his office issued on Tuesday. “If there’s a report that there’s a new strain in one place, we don’t want it to get in here. We have learned our lessons.”

“We must consider imposing a strict travel ban for those whose country of origin is considered high-risk,” he added. “For me,…

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