Duterte lifts overseas travel ban on healthcare workers

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has approved ending a ban on deploying the nation’s healthcare workers. “The President already approved the lifting of the temporary suspension of deployment of nurses and other medical workers,” Labour Secretary Silvestre Bello said. 

To ensure that the Philippines has enough medical professionals to continue to fight the pandemic at home, only 5,000 healthcare workers will be allowed to leave every year, Mr Bello said. 

“We are starting only with a cap of 5,000, so we will not run out (of medical workers), but this may increase eventually,” Bello said. 

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