Antigen testing policy ensures 'safer' staycation: DOT chief
The Philippines' test before "staycation" policy is touted to ensure safer operation of leisure hotel stays in areas still under general community quarantine (GCQ). During an inspection at the Grand Hyatt Manila on Wednesday, Tourism chief Bernadette Romulo-Puyat said the Philippines is one of the first countries, if not the only, to require such a test. "Staycation is nothing new, (it's) been done in Singapore, in Japan, and it's very safe that's why we follow the minimum health and safety protocols... with other countries pa nga wala nang (have no) antigen testing but the IATF decided to add it to make sure that everybody that checks in is negative," she told reporters. Metro Manila remains in GCQ, the more restricted classification next ...
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