The Philippines: Metro Manila to remain under a general lockdown

  • Metro Manila will remain under a general community quarantine this Nov 20 as coronavirus infections continue to rise amid a gradual reopening of the Philippine economy.
  • In a televised address on 27 Oct 20, President Rodrigo R. Duterte said Batangas, Iloilo City, Bacolod City, Tacloban City, Iligan City will also be kept under a general lockdown, while Lanao del Sur will move to a general lockdown from a strict quarantine.
  • The new quarantine levels may be appealed by local governments until 28 Oct 20.
  • Mr. Duterte locked down the entire Luzon island in mid-Mar 20, suspending work, classes and public transportation to contain the pandemic. People should stay home except to buy food and other basic goods, he said.

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