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April 24, 2020

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte: Philippines Extends Manila’s Coronavirus Lockdown To May 15

A spokesman for Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said Friday (April 24) that the quarantines in the Philippine capital Manila have been extended to May 15, stretching to eight weeks one of the world’s strictest community quarantines to curb coronavirus infections.

Television broadcast images on Friday of a crisis panel meeting where Duterte had made the decision late the previous day. He also offered a reward of 50 million pesos (US$986,000) to any Filipino who could create a vaccine.

“We are all at risk, but do not increase the odds or chances of getting it,” he said, warning against complacency.

 

 

Source from: https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asia/philippines-extends-manila-coronavirus-lockdown-may-15-12672832

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