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PH extends travel ban on India, other countries until July 15

By: - Reporter / @KAguilarINQ
/ 11:57 AM June 29, 2021
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MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines has extended the travel restrictions it imposed on inbound travelers from India and six other countries until July 15 to prevent the entry of the COVID-19 Delta variant, Malacañang said Tuesday.

The travel ban covers India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, the United Arab Emirates and Oman.

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“Yung travel ban ay na-extend po until July 15,” presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said in an interview over state-run People’s Television Network.

(The travel ban was extended until July 15.)

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The travel restrictions were supposed to lapse on Wednesday, June 30.

Travel restrictions were earlier imposed to prevent the entry of the COVID-19 Delta variant first detected in India, said to be more transmissible.

A total of 17 Delta variant cases have so far been detected in the Philippines.

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