Philippines bans foreigners to the country amid COVID-19 threat


Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin on Thursday announced that the Philippines is banning the entry of all foreigners to the country to stem the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

“We are stopping the issuance of visas from all posts abroad and here. This goes one imperative step forward: a total ban on incoming foreign visitors of all nationalities no exceptions,” Locsin said on Twitter.

Outgoing foreign visitors, he added, “should be given all the help to get out,” adding it would be “idiotic to detain them.”

Source: GMA News

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