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Philippines Mulling Over India Travel Ban

PHILIPPINES – The Department of Health (DOH) is mulling over implementing a travel ban on India amid the worsening COVID-19 crisis.

PH recently surpassed the one (1) million mark in the COVID-19 cases recorded in the country. The whole National Capital Region (NCR) and the provinces of Bulacan, Laguna, Cavite, and Rizal are currently under Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine (MECQ) amid the increasing cases.

The country is recording at least 7,000 new cases of the disease daily for several days now. Many hospitals have also reached their full capacity.

Declared by the World Health Organization (WHO) a pandemic in 2020, the COVID-19 has shaken several healthcare systems across the globe. The new variants of the disease are undeniably posting a bigger challenge for many nations.

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Currently, India is on watch due to the worsening COVID-19 health crisis in the country. It is recording hundred thousands of new coronavirus cases in just a day.

Based on a report on Inquirer, recently, India logged 349,691 new cases of COVID-19 in a day. Mass cremations are happening in the country now due to the worsening situation.

According to the report, the Philippines is currently mulling over implementing a travel ban on India amid the COVID-19 crisis in the country. The Department of Health (DOH) had already talked with the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) and the latter is seeking the recommendation of the health department.

“They are just waiting for our recommendations,” DOH Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire said.

Currently, PH is on the process of vaccinating its citizens. The top priority in the vaccination ladder are those who are working in the healthcare industry. They are considered as the frontliners in the fight against the spread of the disease.

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