Philippines will not ban travelers from China despite COVID-19 surge

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The Philippines’ Department of Health doesn’t see a need yet to close borders or impose tighter Covid restrictions on inbound Chinese travelers, the agency’s officer-in-charge Maria Rosario Vergeire said.

The agency is confident that existing health protocols are sufficient, Vergeire said at a briefing Thursday.

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“We can’t just have closures, then open it, then close it again. We are moving forward, she said.

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