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Palace: No expansion of travel ban yet but it was ‘highly recommended’ to Duterte

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Palace: No expansion of travel ban yet but it was ‘highly recommended’ to Duterte

MANILA, Philippines — There is no expansion of travel ban yet on countries with cases of the new COVID-19 strain, but it was “highly recommended” to President Rodrigo Duterte, Malacaang said Tuesday.

 

Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said this after reports surfaced that apart from the United Kingdom, the travel ban has been expanded to 19 other countries.

 

“Antayin po natin ang desisyon ng Presidente. Magpapalabas po ng something in writing ang Office of the President. Ang alam ko po, highly recommended ng IATF at ng DOH ‘yung travel bans sa mga bansa na meron nang new [COVID] variants,” Roque said in an online briefing.

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