Philip­pines tight­ens lock­down due to surge of virus in­fec­tions

Fiji Sun - - CHINA/ASIA NEWS -

Manila: Mil­lions of res­i­dents of Metro Manila and four nearby prov­inces were or­dered to stay at home start­ing Tues­day as a stricter lock­down rule was rein­tro­duced in these ar­eas due to a surge of coro­n­avirus disease (COVID-19) in­fec­tions.

Philip­pine Pres­i­dent Ro­drigo Duterte de­cided that Metro Manila and the out­ly­ing prov­inces of La­guna, Cavite, Rizal and Bu­la­can, where many of the fresh COVID-19 cases were recorded, will be un­der stricter “mod­i­fied en­hanced com­mu­nity quar­an­tine” ef­fec­tive Au­gust 4 up to Au­gust 18 to try to ar­rest the gal­lop­ing spike of the COVID-19.

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