Brace for tighter movement controls as Metro Manila is set to revert to the most restrictive lockdown on Friday, August 6, as the country’s COVID-19 cases continued to rise.
In a bid to curb the fast-spreading Delta variant, the government is ready to implement the two-week ECQ, even clarifying the rules on “hatid-sundo” scheme for workers and other individuals allowed to leave their homes.
Ahead of the NCR lockdown, overcrowding in some vaccination sites however have been reported, prompting the Palace to remind local officials to ensure these hubs won’t turn into superspreader events. The country’s new COVID-19 cases has soared to more than 8,000 as of Thursday. Filipino boxer Carlo Paalam meantime is one win away from an Olympic gold medal.
These are among the top stories on Thursday, August 5, 2021.
Getting ready for NCR lockdown
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Duterte backs PH-UK labor accord
Helping Olympian silver medalist Onyok Velasco
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Bishop Pabillo in Palawan
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