Philippine capital to be under less restrictive quarantine curbs from Monday

Less restrictive community quarantine status from April 12

  

MANILA - Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has approved placing the capital region and four adjacent provinces under a less restrictive community quarantine status from April 12, his spokesman said on Sunday.

Metro Manila and the provinces of Bulacan, Rizal, Laguna and Cavite, which have been in a strict lockdown due to COVID-19 infections, will be under Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine status until April 30, spokesman Harry Roque said.

(Reporting by Enrico Dela Cruz; Editing by Jacqueline Wong) ((enrico.delacruz@tr.com))

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