March 16, 2020 / 7:41 AM / 15 days ago

Philippine president to impose new quarantine measures across Luzon

MANILA, March 16 (Reuters) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte will impose “enhanced community quarantine” across the country’s entire main island of Luzon, his spokesman said on Monday, adding to existing measures aimed at containing the spread of coronavirus.

More details would follow on the enhanced quarantining procedures, Salvador Panelo told reporters in a text message, without elaborating. Panelo had earlier said a “total lockdown” of Metropolitan Manila was among options available in what he said was “a matter of national survival”. (Reporting by Neil Jerome Morales; Writing by Martin Petty; editing by Christian Schmollinger)

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