- President Rodrigo Duterte has finally agreed to impose a temporary ban on travelers coming from Hubei province in China
- The decision of the President was shared by his former aide Senator Christopher “Bong” Go
- The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) earlier suspended the issuance of visas to travelers coming from Hubei
- As of posting time, about 56 people are under observation for suspected 2019 novel coronavirus
President Rodrigo Duterte has agreed to impose a temporary ban on travelers coming from China provinces.
KAMI learned that the decision of the President was shared by Senator Christopher “Bong” Go.
In a report by CNN Philippines, the ban will affect Hubei province where Wuhan is located, the place where the 2019 novel coronavirus was first reported.
“Sang-ayon po si Pangulo na iimplementa ang temporary travel ban sa mga manggagaling mula Wuhan city and the entire Hubei province ng China," Go said in a statement.
The senator also mentioned the possibility of temporarily prohibiting travelers coming from other countries that have confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus.
As reported by the Philippine Star (authored by Franco Luna), the Department of Foreign Affairs has announced that they would be suspending the issuance of visas to travelers coming from Hubei province in China.
"Pursuant to the IATF on (2019 novel coronavirus) resolution, DFA has temporarily suspended the issuance of Philippine visas to travelers from Hubei Province, China, effectively immediately,” Foreign Affairs Undersecretary Brigido Dulay said.
As previously reported by KAMI, the Department of Health (DOH) has confirmed the first case of a novel coronavirus in the Philippines.
As of posting time, there are now 56 people under observation for suspected 2019 novel coronavirus.
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