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The Philippines is fighting the COVID-19 crisis head on

Central bank governor says arsenal of relief measures will see country through

| Philippines
A closed shopping mall in Metro Manila, pictured on Mar. 17: quarantine measures on Luzon are affecting jobs and businesses.   © Reuters

Benjamin Diokno is the Governor of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, the Philippine central bank.

Luzon island, where Manila, the country's capital, is located, is under quarantine. I myself had to self-isolate for days following exposure to someone who tested positive for COVID-19. Fortunately for me, the test result showed I was negative for the virus.

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