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Philippines stops issuing visas on arrival to Chinese nationals on virus fears


Arhama AltafWeb Editor

28th Jan, 2020. 12:45 pm
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Philippines

The Philippines’ Bureau of Immigration will temporarily stop issuing tourist visas on arrival to Chinese nationals to help ensure the country remained free of the new coronavirus.

According to the details, Philippines stop issuing visas on arrival to Chinese nationals on virus fears.

“We are taking this proactive measure to slow down travel, and possibly help prevent the entry of the 2019-nCov,” Jaime Morente, the bureau’s commissioner said.

The virus outbreak, which began in Wuhan in December, has infected more than 4,000 people in China and killed more than 100.

Cases had also confirmed in Thailand, Vietnam, Singapore, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Nepal and the United States.

Earlier, U.S. President Donald Trump offered China whatever help it needed to control a coronavirus outbreak that has killed 106 people.

President Donald Trump stranded offered aid as the virus stranded tens of millions and rattled global markets.

With provincial authorities taking increasing flak from the public over their initial response, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang visited Wuhan city, epicentre of the outbreak, to encourage medical workers and promise reinforcements.

Furthermore, global stocks fell, oil prices hit three-month lows, and China’s yuan dipped to its weakest in 2020.

Coronavirus: FO updates on welfare of Pakistani community in Wuhan

Moreover, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi had said that not a single Pakistani in China has been infected with coronavirus.

In a statement issued from Islamabad, Shah Mehmood Qureshi said that we in constant contact with our embassy in Beijing to get latest details.

He asked the Pakistani community in China not to worry as all precautionary measures taken.

FM Shah Mehmood Qureshi asked the non-registered Pakistani students to get register with Embassy.

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