Legarda Calls for Select and Temporary Travel Ban to Antique Amid Novel Coronavirus Outbreak

January 29, 2020

Deputy Speaker and Antique Congresswoman Loren Legarda today expressed alarm over the new strain of Coronavirus that has caused an outbreak in Wuhan City, Hubei, China and has rapidly spread to other countries, with suspected cases already being monitored in the Philippines.

“Despite the assurance from the Department of Health (DOH) that the Philippines has no confirmed cases of Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), we cannot let our guard down especially after increasing confirmed cases have been reported in other areas such as Hongkong and Taiwan, and countries like Japan, South Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, and even in the United States and France. We cannot afford to be complacent notwithstanding the assurances issued by experts,” Legarda said.

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