Philippines extends coronavirus restrictions in capital, nearby provinces

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Philippines extends coronavirus curbs in capital, nearby provinces

 

MANILA – Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has extended a strict lockdown in the capital region and adjacent provinces by at least one week, his spokesman said on Saturday (April 3).

Restrictions, which include a ban on non-essential movement, mass gatherings and dining in restaurants, will remain for at least another week in Metro Manila, Bulacan, Cavite, Laguna, and Riza, said spokesman Harry Roque.

Roque said the measures, called enhanced community quarantine, are part of efforts to contain a renewed surge in coronavirus infections.

The Philippines, which has the second-highest Covid-19 cases and deaths in Southeast Asia, reported 12,576 new coronavirus infections on Saturday.

“This will go with intensified prevention, detection, isolation, tracing and rehabilitation that we will monitor on a daily basis,” Roque said.

Meanwhile, modified enhanced community quarantine is imposed in Quirino province and Santiago City, Isabela until April 15 and 30, respectively.

A less restrictive general community quarantine is implemented in Cordillera Administrative Region, Cagayan, Isabela, Nueva Vizcaya, Batangas, Tacloban City, Iligan City, Davao City, and Lanao del Sur throughout April.

The rest of the country is under modified general community quarantine, the most relaxed quarantine status.

Active cases in the country have hit a record 165,715, around 96 percent of which were mild, health ministry data showed.

The Philippines has so far vaccinated nearly 739,000 people. CAM/Expat Media


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