Coronavirus: Philippines’ one-China travel ban extends overseas workers’ anxiety

On Tuesday morning, a group of 30 newly hired Filipinos arrived at Manila’s international airport to board a flight for Taipei, to start their three-year contracts working in a factory in Taiwan.There was a change of plans, however, when they learned their flight was cancelled: the Philippine government had included Taiwan in its earlier ban on travel to China because of the deadly coronavirus outbreak.The move left more than 200 Filipinos who had been preparing to depart for Taiwan – including…

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