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Duterte orders Manila lockdown from Sunday

Land, sea and air travel to and from capital suspended until April 14

Commuters wear protective face masks as they queue to get into a train in Manila on March 11.   © Reuters

MANILA -- Metropolitan Manila will go into lockdown on Sunday to contain the spreading coronavirus outbreak in the country, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said Thursday.

Land transport as well as domestic sea and air travel to and from Metro Manila will be suspended through April 14, the president said, adding that the situation will be reviewed daily.

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