The Presidential Security Group will implement a “no-touch” policy on President Rodrigo Duterte to ensure his safety amid the COVID-19 outbreak in the Philippines.
PSG commander Colonel Jesus Durante said that the “no-touch” policy was among the preventive measures that the PSG tackled during an emergency meeting Sunday.
Personalities who are expected to get near the President during meetings and events “will be thoroughly screened and tested” for any illness related to the coronavirus, including PSG personnel, politicians, and dignitaries.
Large crowd gatherings with the President serving as the guest of honor and speaker will be assessed and “could be canceled not only for his safety but also for the attendees.”
Malacañang earlier said there will be no changes in the schedule of the President amid the coronavirus scare. The Philippines had 10 confirmed cases of COVID-19 as of Monday morning.