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Coronavirus: Philippines lifts ban on deploying health-care workers overseas

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has approved ending a ban on deploying the nation’s health-care workers, his labor minister said on Saturday, clearing the way for thousands of nurses to take up jobs overseas as coronavirus cases ease in the country.“The president already approved the lifting of the temporary suspension of deployment of nurses and other medical workers,” Labour Secretary Silvestre Bello told Reuters.Bello said the spread of the coronavirus was slowing down in the country and conditions were improving, so the government could afford to let its health-care workers leave.

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