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Philippines to ban entry of foreign nationals over coronavirus with 'No Exception': DFA

Philippines is banning all nationalities from entering the country to halt the spread of coronavirus, its foreign minister said on Thursday.

Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin said on Twitter that he had signed an order stopping the issuance of visas domestically and in all foreign posts.

Locsin said "This goes one imperative step forward: a total ban on incoming foreign visitors of all nationalities no exceptions," adding that outgoing foreign visitors will be allowed to leave.

The Philippines has recorded 217 coronavirus infections and 17 deaths, mostly of which were reported in the past two weeks.


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