The Philippines announced that, starting next week, it will impose a quarantine on 24 million people in Manila and its suburbs, in light of difficulties facing hospitals due to the high number of Corona cases.
The tightening of restrictions comes in the city, which is the largest economic center of the country and where a fifth of its population live, with the increasing number of HIV infections as a result of the outbreak of its mutated versions.
The week-long restrictions include Manila and its environs, where a travel ban has already been imposed in an attempt to curb the spread of Covid-19.
“The enemy is the virus, not the government,” said presidential spokesman Harry Rock.
From Monday, people will have to work from home except for jobs that are considered essential, and public transportation will be suspended.
Public gatherings will also be banned and unnecessary shops will be closed, with a night curfew between 6 in the afternoon and 5 in the morning.
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