• Tuesday, Jun 28, 2022
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Philippines extends ban on inbound travel from Bangladesh, 6 other countries

  • Published at 01:42 pm June 2nd, 2021
Passengers, mostly Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) queue at the departure area of Ninoy Aquino International Airport amid the coronavirus disease outbreak, in Pasay, Metro Manila, Philippines, on Tuesday, June 1, 2021 Reuters

The country has the second-highest number of Covid cases and deaths in Southeast Asia, next to Indonesia

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has extended a ban on inbound travel from Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Oman, and UAE until June 15, to prevent further transmission of Covid-19.

The move was announced on Monday as the deadly Indian Covid variant is circulating widely in the country as well as in the region.

Travellers coming directly from those countries, or with a history of travel to any of them within the last 14 days, will be denied entry.

The Philippines has reported 13 Covid-19 cases tied to the more infectious Indian variant known as B.1.617.2. 

Also Read - Italy extends entry ban for Bangladesh

The country has the second-highest number of Covid-19 cases and deaths in Southeast Asia, next to Indonesia.

Duterte also prolonged partial coronavirus curbs in the capital and nearby provinces until mid-June to contain infections that have been decreasing since hitting a peak in April.

Religious gathering remains capped at 30% of venue capacity while dining in restaurants can operate at 20% in the capital region -- an urban sprawl of 16 cities that is home to at least 13 million people, and nearby provinces.

Non-essential travels will remain prohibited.

Daily Covid-19 cases in the Philippines averaged roughly 6,300 for May, down by a third from April, after the government reduced the operating capacity of businesses and limited the movement of people.

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