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Philippines to update COVID-19 strategy as healthcare workers seek 'timeout'

Jeepney drivers who lost livelihoods amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak beg for financial support on a roadside in Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines, July 30.   © Reuters

MANILA (Reuters) -- The Philippines' health department vowed on Sunday to update its game plan against COVID-19 within a week and sought to beef up the healthcare workforce in the capital Manila, where medical frontliners are calling for reviving strict lockdowns.

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