Philippine says travel ban stays even as Taiwan plans countermeasures


Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday (Feb 13) rejected  Taiwan’s appeal to lift a ban on its citizens visiting the country, saying his primary concern was the safety of Filipinos.

Taiwan said it was considering countermeasures if the Philippines did not lift the ban it imposed this week to contain the spread of the coronavirus, but Duterte said the restriction stays “until the danger persists”.

“My primary concern is the health and safety of our countrymen”, Duterte was quoted by his spokesman Salvador Panelo as saying.

Read more : The Straits Times


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