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Duterte imposed travel restrictions to Philippines

Duterte imposed travel restrictions to Philippines

All domestic air, sea and land transport to and from Manila will be suspended from 15 March to 14 April

Philippines.- The Philippines has upped its efforts in the fight against the spread of Coronavirus by imposing additional travel restrictions.

President Rodrigo Duterte said that all domestic air, sea and land transport to and from Manila will be suspended from 15 March to 14 April.

He also confirmed that entry travel restrictions to the Philippines have been imposed on all countries with confirmed Coronavirus cases.

Philippines raised its alert level to “Code Red, Sublevel 2”, the highest possible level. Duterte also imposed a “community quarantine” on all of Metro Manila and suspended mass gatherings with punishment under the penal code should the restriction be ignored.

According to Inside Asia Gaming, all school classes in Metro Manila are suspended until 12 April and the government has called for flexible work arrangements in the private sector, with manufacturing and retail businesses encouraged to stay open but with social distancing and a minimal work force.

The Philippine gaming regulator PAGCOR has donated PHP2 billion (€34.7 million) to the Office of the President for funding the government’s efforts to contain the spread of Covid-19 in the country.

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