Philippines extends coronavirus lockdown

Manila

President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday extended restrictions in the Philippines' capital Manila until mid-August because of the continued high number of coronavirus cases, and said the government would work with the military to distribute a vaccine for the virus once it became available.

The Philippines this month recorded Southeast Asia's biggest daily jump in coronavirus deaths and biggest single-day increase in confirmed infections.

The capital and areas around it have been under some form of lockdown for months.

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Source: Al Jazeera