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Philippines eyes lifting Macau travel ban

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Feb. 16, 20 | 9:01 am

Philippine officials said that they are now looking at the possibility of lifting the travel ban in Macau, after the government lifted its ban to Taiwan on Friday. 
 
This is part of the government’s efforts to monitor the spread of the new coronavirus disease or COVID-19.
 
Communications Secretary Martin Andanar said the lifting of the travel ban in Macau will depend on the health department’s assessment. 

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“It’s on Resolution No. 5 of the Interagency Task Force (IATF) that places like Macau can have their ban lifted depending on the protocols they send, or protocols they have for travelers to and from Macau,” Andanar said.
 
“This is a developing issue, and no one wants the Philippines to have a travel ban against any country,” he told the Philippine Star.
 
Health Sec. Francisco Duque III said they will request information from the Chinese government on the protocols implemented to contain the virus as far as Macau is concerned.
 
On February 2, President Rodrigo Duterte ordered a travel ban to and from China, Hong Kong and Macau. Authorities included Taiwan days after, but it did not sit well with the self-governing island.

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“The IATF, through the chairperson, shall request the Chinese government to inform the Philippines of protocols being followed by Macau, if any, that prevent potential carriers of COVID-19 from entering or departing such SAR, and enable other jurisdictions to determine the recent travel history of any traveler exiting from Macau,” the resolution stated.  
 
The two officials said that public health and safety will always be the top priority before making changes on travel restrictions.

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