Philippines: New lockdown in Manila suburb as country sees region's biggest daily rise in virus deaths


MANILA, July 13 (AFP) - About 250,000 people in Manila will go back into lockdown, an official said Monday, as the number of new Covid-19 (coronavirus) infections in the Philippines surges.

Residents in Navotas, one of 16 cities that make up the sprawling capital of 12 million people, will have to stay home for a fortnight, just six weeks after emerging from one of the world's longest lockdowns.

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