Government suspends commercial flights to and from Philippines starting May 3

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MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer) — The Philippine government suspended all commercial flights to and from the country starting 8a.m. on Sunday, May 3 to further curb the spread of coronavirus disease 2019.

In a Facebook post, the Ninoy Aquino International Airport said the decision was made by National Task Force Covid-19 chief implementer Sec. Carlito Galvez Jr.

No additional guidelines were issued regarding the order.

However, it said that flights dealing with cargo, medical supplies, utilities and maintenance flights will remain unhampered.

Several parts of the country have been placed under general community quarantine.

Enhanced community quarantine remains in effect in other areas including Metro Manila in main island of Luzon, Davao City in the southern island of Mindanao, and the central island of Cebu where major international airports are located.

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