A man wearing a protective mask in Manila’s Chinatown reads a Chinese-language newspaper that says “Philippines bans travellers from China, Hong Kong and Macau”. Photo: AP

Duterte says Philippines will not deport Chinese nationals amid coronavirus outbreak

  • While Manila has imposed restrictions on travel from the mainland, Hong Kong and Macau, the president dismissed further action as ‘xenophobia’
  • He also pledged solidarity with Beijing as it looks to curb the spread of the virus, saying ‘China has been kind to us’
Topic |   Coronavirus Philippines
A man wearing a protective mask in Manila’s Chinatown reads a Chinese-language newspaper that says “Philippines bans travellers from China, Hong Kong and Macau”. Photo: AP
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