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Duterte ends overseas travel ban on health care workers: minister

Philippines caps overseas work permits at 5,000 a year for sector

The Philippine government in April barred nurses, doctors and other medical workers from leaving the country, saying they were needed to fight the coronavirus outbreak at home.   © Reuters

MANILA (Reuters) -- Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has approved ending a ban on deploying the nation's healthcare workers, his labour minister said on Saturday, clearing the way for thousands of nurses to take up jobs overseas.

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