Coronavirus: Philippines to test localised lockdowns in Metro Manila region squib

The Philippines’ capital region will shift to localised lockdowns and an alert level system starting September 16 to prevent the spread of Covid-19 while allowing more businesses to resume operations, the president’s spokesperson said late on Monday.Wide-scale, strict and lengthy lockdowns since last year have decimated the Philippine economy, which was one of Asia’s fastest growing before the pandemic.“We should strive for total health and this can only be realised by carefully balancing our…
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