The Philippine government is moving to extend its temporary travel ban due to the outbreak of a novel coronavirus on all travelers from Taiwan.
Health Undersecretary Gerardo Bayugo said the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases in the Philippines will discuss Taiwan’s inclusion in the list.
Taiwan recorded the 18th case of the virus infection on Sunday.
Citizens of the Philippines and permanent residents of the Philippines visa are allowed to enter the country but are required to undergo a 14-day quarantine.
The Bureau of Immigration has also temporarily stopped issuing tourist visas on arrival to Chinese citizens in a bid to prevent their arrival and reduce the likelihood of transmission of the virus.
The virus originating in Wuhan City has killed more than 900 people and infected 40,000 worldwide.
The only confirmed deaths outside the mainland were a Chinese man in the Philippines and a 39-year-old man in Hong Kong.