The first resolution issued by the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases was a COVID-19 travel advisory for China, not a ban on the foreign deployment of nurses as claimed by presidential candidate Jose Montemayor Jr. in a recent debate.
IATF Resolution No. 1, released on Jan. 28, 2020, cautioned Filipinos against nonessential travel to China and restricted granting visas to travelers coming from the province of Hubei where COVID cases were first detected. The resolution also introduced an evacuation and quarantine plan for overseas Filipino workers in the country.
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