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Metro Manila under new restrictions to contain Covid-19 cases

Metro Manila remains under general community quarantine.
Metro Manila remains under general community quarantine.

Metro Manila, along with four other provinces in The Philippines, will remain under new restrictions until April 4 following a rise in Covid-19 cases.

The Philippines.- The government has announced that Metro Manila will face new restrictions as Covid-19 cases in the country continue to rise.

Measures inlcuding a ban on non-essential travel will remain in place in Metro Manila and four other provinces until April 4. Mass gatherings are prohibited, and there are new limits on social events.

The government said the measures do not represent a new lockdown, but instead “put Metro Manila and the other four provinces within a bubble“.

The Department of Health reported that many cities in the capital region had seen a 200 per cent rise in Covid-19 cases.

In early March, President Rodrigo Duterte announced that general community quarantine (GCQ) measures would remain in force until March 31 in Metro Manila and nine other areas.

Casino resorts in Metro Manila were operating at reduced capacity during periods of general community quarantine with strict health measures in place.

Foreign visitors are not be allowed to enter the Philippines until April 19. Only credited officials of foreign governments and Filipino workers returning from overseas are allowed to enter.

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