Philippines reimposes virus lockdown in capital

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The Philippines has reimposed a virus lockdown in the capital Manila, a day after announcing the lifting of stay-at-home orders for more than 13 million people, AFP reports.

The government had planned to start trialling “granular lockdowns” in the national capital region from Wednesday, despite record infections fuelled by the hyper-contagious Delta variant.

The surprise plan — which had been accompanied by few details on how it would be enforced — would have placed households, buildings, streets or neighbourhoods in a hard lockdown, instead of the entire capital.—AFP

 

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