Philippine capital to be under less restrictive quarantine curbs from Monday

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MANILA, April 11 (Reuters) – 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)

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