Philippines to hold pilot test of localised lockdowns in capital region

By Reuters

The Philippines' capital region will shift to localised lockdowns and an alert level system starting Sept. 16 to prevent the spread of coronavirus while allowing more businesses to resume operations, the president's spokesperson said late on Monday. Wide-scale, strict and lengthy lockdowns since last year have decimated the Philippine economy, which was one of Asia's fastest growing before the pandemic. “We should strive for total health and this can only be realised by carefully balancing our COVID-19 response by considering both the health of our people and the economic health of the nation,” presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said in a statement.

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