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The Philippines are easing restrictions in Manila as they near 170,000 COVID-19 cases

August 18, 2020

The President of the Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte, ordered the partial lifting of restrictions imposed in the metropolitan area of ​​the capital, Greater Manila and the surrounding areas, as the country approaches 170,000 confirmed cases of coronavirus.

As reported, public transport will resume from Wednesday and restaurants will reopen in the greater Manila area and in the neighboring provinces of Bulacan, Cavite, Laguna and Rizal, where strict security regulations will be implemented. Hygiene.

Duterte’s spokesman, Harry Roque, has indicated that other sectors can resume their activities “with reduced capacity”, always bearing in mind that meetings should never exceed ten people.

The Philippines are easing restrictions in Manila as they near 170,000 COVID-19 casesThe Philippines are easing restrictions in Manila as they near 170,000 COVID-19 cases

“We need to reopen the economy as we realign our response to COVID-19,” Roque said, adding that the government has taken new measures to conduct tests, isolate the infected and treat the sick.

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