2 days DOH explains absence of UAE travel restriction after detection of Covid variant case Inquirer
        MANILA, Philippines --- The Philippines did not impose a travel restriction on travellers from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) because it did not report presence of the new COVID-19 variant, Health Secretary Francisco Duque III said Thursday, a day after a male Quezon City resident tested positive for the said variant after arriving from Dubai last week. "Unang una, hindi po sila nag report kung meron ba silang UK variant. Wala po silang lumalabas na batayan para sabihin na sila ay meron na," Duque said in a televised briefing. (First of all, they did not report ... more