Biyahero mula high-risk countries iobliga sa COVID test – Poe

Biyahero mula high-risk countries iobliga sa COVID test – Poe

January 9, 2023 @ 5:46 PM 4 weeks ago


MANILA, Philippines – Dapat na magkaroon ng opsyon ang bansa na mag-obliga ng negatibong COVID-19 test result sa mga inbound travelers na magmumula sa high-risk countries.

Ito ang sinabi ni Senador Grace Poe nitong Lunes, Enero 9.

“Personally, I think if there’s a high-risk country, whether it’s China or another country, we should always have that option to require testing before they come in,” sinabi ni Poe sa panayam ng ANC.

“The protocol should be in place that immediately it can be enacted, if let’s say you reach a certain threshold or how many percent of your countrymen are actually getting infected, and especially if the data coming from certain countries are not clear, we always have to err on the side of caution when it comes to that,” pagdidiin niya.

Inalala ng Senador ang sitwasyon noong 2020 kung saan dumagsa papasok ng bansa ang mga biyaherong may taglay palang COVID-19 dahil sa hindi agad isinara ang mga borders nito.

“Remember, in 2020, the DOH (Department of Health) decided too late and by the time we didn’t restrict incoming travel, that’s how, supposedly, the virus spread so rapidly during the first quarter of 2020,” ani Poe.

“This time, what we are asking, perhaps the government, is just to have a clear-cut regulation of what we’re supposed to do with these incoming travelers from China,” dagdag niya.

Sa kasalukuyan, nasa heightened surveillance ang bansa para sa lahat ng mga incoming travelers partikular na ang mga biyaherong magmumula sa China. RNT/JGC