MANILA — Philippines opens more businesses. Added to this list “allowed to open,” is Fitness gyms, Barber shops and Internet cafes. These were allowed to reopen partly in the Philippine capital as of Tuesday. The government have further eased quarantine restrictions, despite the country having the most coronavirus infections in Southeast Asia.
President Rodrigo Duterte, however, placed the southern city of Iligan under a mild lockdown. Due to a rise in community infections. Underscoring how COVID-19 cases have spread away from metropolitan Manila, the epicentre of the country’s outbreak.
Night time curfews have been shortened in most cities. In the capital area’s and outlying provinces; under the new arrangements, which will last for another month.
President Duterte, also said medical personnel would get free food and lodging if they would otherwise be ejected by landlords. As Dormitory owners fearing tenants could be virus carriers.
If the landlords get sick “don’t let them into hospitals too, maybe that’s better, tit-for-tat,” the tough-talking president said, but later added he was joking.
More than 220,000 COVID-19 cases, including about 3,500 deaths, have been reported in the Philippines. The country has struggled to balance public restrictions and economic concerns.
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