IATF reminds regions: Follow quarantine protocols for arriving travelers

The government’s pandemic response task force reminded local governments to implement its quarantine protocols for arriving international passengers.

President spokesperson Harry Roque, in a statement, said the Inter-Agency Task Force on the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases reiterated “the strict enforcement of current testing and quarantine protocols duly approved and issued by the IATF for inbound international travelers in all ports of the country.”

Roque said this is “regardless of any specific protocols that may be issued the local government units [to] the contrary.”

He added that member agencies of the National Task Force Against COVID-19 “have been instructed to ensure strict adherence to the abovementioned directive.”

The statement comes days after Roque said that President Rodrigo Duterte  “has decided that the IATF protocols must be implemented by the Cebu province.”

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