Philippines: Task Force Recommends Easing Manila Lockdown

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The Philippines’ coronavirus task force has recommended to President Rodrigo Duterte easing lockdown measures in Manila from June 1, despite the country still reporting some of its highest daily numbers of COVID-19 cases and missing testing targets.

The restrictions, introduced in mid-March and eased slightly in mid-May to jump start the economy, are set to expire on May 31.

Duterte will address the nation later on Thursday about his decision on the containment measures.

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