Philippines expands travel ban to 19 more countries amid new COVID-19 strain threat

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines has expanded its travel ban to 19 more countries to prevent the transmission of the new COVID-19 strain, Malacaang said Tuesday.

In a statement, presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said this will take effect starting Wednesday, Dec. 30 until Jan. 15.

Roque said this order covers the following countries:

Denmark
Ireland
Japan
Australia
Israel
The Netherlands
Hong Kong, SAR
Switzerland
France
Germany
Iceland
Italy
Lebanon
Singapore
Sweden
South Korea
South Africa
Canada
Spain

President Rodrigo Duterte has also extended the temporary suspension of flights and prohibition of entr…

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