The Philippines has issued a ban on people traveling from South Korea's North Gyeongsang province, effective today, according to a statement by the Presidential Palace.
North Gyeongsang province includes the southeastern city of Daegu, where the majority of South Korea's coronavirus cases are located.
Philippine citizens are still permitted to travel to the province for work or study. Philippine officials are conducting a risk assessment for travelers from other parts of South Korea.
South Korea outbreak: There are now over 1,200 cases across South Korea. The latest outbreak began in Daegu and was centered around the Shincheonji religious group, but the virus appears to have spread now beyond practitioners.