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Manila orders anyone below 18 to stay indoors as virus cases surge

Manila orders anyone below 18 to stay indoors as virus cases surge

The Philippine capital Manila will widen a ban on minors leaving their residences to include youths of up to 18 years old for two weeks starting on Wednesday, tightening coronavirus restrictions in a bid to tackle a new surge of infections.

Millions return to lockdown in Philippines as virus cases soar

Millions return to lockdown in Philippines as virus cases soar

More than 27 million people in the Philippines -- about a quarter of the population -- will go back into lockdown Tuesday after overwhelmed health workers warned the country was losing the battle against the coronavirus.

Philippines to update Covid-19 strategy as healthcare workers seek "timeout"

Philippines to update Covid-19 strategy as healthcare workers seek "timeout"

The Philippines' health department vowed on Sunday to update its game plan against Covid-19 within a week and sought to beef up the healthcare workforce in the capital Manila

Philippines losing virus war, doctors warn Duterte

Philippines losing virus war, doctors warn Duterte

Dozens of doctors' groups on Saturday warned that the Philippines was losing the coronavirus fight, urging President Rodrigo Duterte to tighten a recently eased lockdown as cases surged and hospitals turned away

No students in school without virus vaccine, Philippines says

No students in school without virus vaccine, Philippines says

Tens of millions of children in the Philippines will not be allowed back to school until a coronavirus vaccine is available, officials announced Monday, saying they may have to broadcast lessons on TV.