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Duque: Travel ban on travellers from Taiwan not DOH’s call

By Dhel Nazario

The Department of Health (DOH) said on Thursday that the agency is not the one that recommended the travel ban on travellers coming from Taiwan.

Department of Health Secretary Francisco Duque III (Facebook)

Department of Health Secretary Francisco Duque III (Facebook/ MANILA BULLETIN FILE PHOTO)

In a radio interview on DZMM, Health Secretary Francisco Duque III said that it was the inter-agency task force that decided on the travel ban.

“Inter-agency task force ang nagpasya nito (The Inter-agency task force decided on this),” Duque said.

The health secretary said the decision will be subjected to risk assessment.

The DOH recently announced that Taiwan is part of the travel restrictions on travellers going to and from China, Hong Kong, and Macau.

The agency cited the World Health Organization’s classification of Taiwan as part of China and the Philippines’ adherence to the “One China” policy.

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