Philippines Extends Lockdown of Manila and Nearby Areas to May 15

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Presidential spokesman Harry Roque announced the two-week extension of the lockdown in Metro Manila, central and southern parts of the main Luzon island. The restrictions in the main Luzon island started in mid-March.

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