Suspension of flights from British isles extended by two weeks

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Suspension of flights from United kingdom prolonged by two weeks

(Philstar.com) – December 27, 2020 – 2:38pm

MANILA, Philippines — President Duterte approved recommendations to lengthen the ban on flights coming from the United Kingdom, exactly where a new pressure of the coronavirus ailment 2019 has been noted, for two additional months from December 31, the Palace said Sunday. 

The suspension of flights was announced on December 23 and at first included all flights from the Uk frim December 24 to 31. Overall health officials to begin with mentioned the measure was not essential nevertheless.

Almost promptly following studies broke of the new strain on December 20, Belgium and the Netherlands imposed similar journey bans of their possess. However, the Philippines only followed suit three days later, drawing comparisons with how the govt in the beginning resisted phone calls for a ban on flights from China in January. 

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“Also approved by President Duterte are the tips of the Division of Wellbeing for the rigorous necessary 14-day quarantine for tourists coming from international locations/locations that report the COVID-19 new variant, which consist of Hong Kong, Singapore, and Australia, no matter of RT-PCR test outcomes,” Roque also mentioned in a assertion issued Sunday morning. 

He added that “all optimistic RT-PCR specimens of Uk tourists will have to be forwarded to the Philippine Genome Center, Investigate Institute for Tropical Medication, and the College of the Philippines National Institutes of Health and fitness, for genome sequencing.” 

At Saturday night’s meeting, Health Secretary Francisco Duque instructed Duterte that a vacation ban on other nations would be thought of only the moment community transmission of the new variant has been recorded in that country.

Original info propose the new coronavirus strain could be “up to 70% more transmissible,” Uk Primary Minister Boris Johnson reported more than the weekend.

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President Rodrigo Duterte also extra at the meeting that he intended to sort a new task drive composed of professional medical industry experts to offer with the new coronavirus pressure which was very first claimed in the United Kingdom.

He included that quite a few persons in the Philippines, like some customers of the navy, have currently received the Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine.

The administration of Duterte, who has routinely emphasized that accomplishing herd immunity as a result of vaccination is the only way out of a pandemic whose distribute he describes as unavoidable, is hunting to inoculate 24.7 million Filipinos in 2021, with Sinovac witnessed to get there the earliest by March, and AstraZeneca by the 2nd quarter.

As of this article, the Department of Health’s running case tally stands at 469,005 coronavirus scenarios all over the country because December of last 12 months. Of that number, 28,883 are energetic scenarios, or clients who have neither passed away nor recuperated and are continue to recovering in hospitals or quarantine amenities. 

— Franco Luna with studies from Agence France-Presse