The Philippines will prohibit the entry of international travellers from the United States from Sunday after the extra infectious new variant of the coronavirus was detected in Florida.
The journey ban, lasting till January 15, covers those that have been to the United States inside 14 days previous arrival within the Philippines, President Rodrigo Duterte’s spokesman stated in a press release.
The measure expands the journey restriction that Manila introduced on Tuesday, which initially lined passengers from 19 nations and territories and took impact from midnight of December 29.
US state well being officers have detected the brand new variant of Covid-19, which has swept via the United Kingdom, in Florida, marking the third recognized US state to establish such a case.’
Spokesman Harry Roque stated the Office of the President determined to embrace the United States within the regulation on the advice of the well being and international affairs departments.
Passengers from the United States who will arrive earlier than January three will likely be allowed to enter the Philippines, however they need to to bear a 14-day quarantine even when that they had initially examined unfavourable.
The restriction doesn’t cowl Filipinos travelling from the United States however they’re additionally required to bear a 14-day quarantine in a authorities facility after they arrive.
The new variant has not been detected within the Philippines.
With greater than 475,000 confirmed infections and 9,248 deaths, the Philippines has the second highest quantity of Covid-19 instances and casualties in Southeast Asia after Indonesia.
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