Metro Manila goes under quarantine amid coronavirus pandemic

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A Philippine Army soldier uses a thermal scanner to check body temperature of a vehicle driver entering a quarantine border of Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines 16 March 2020.

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte announced a community quarantine on Metro Manila effective 15 March to 14 April 2020, after the Philippines raised Code Red Sub-Level 2 on the Covid-19 coronavirus outbreak.

The Philippines has over 140 confirmed coronavirus cases with 13 deaths due to the disease COVID-19, as the World Health Organization (WHO) officially declared the coronavirus outbreak a pandemic.



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