Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte undergoes testing for Covid-19 at the Malacanang Palace in Manila. Photo: AP Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte undergoes testing for Covid-19 at the Malacanang Palace in Manila. Photo: AP
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte undergoes testing for Covid-19 at the Malacanang Palace in Manila. Photo: AP

Coronavirus: Duterte announces lockdown of entire Metro Manila, may call on China for help

  • Land as well as domestic air and sea travel to and from the region will be suspended from March 15 to April 14, while mass gatherings have been banned
  • The president says he received a letter from President Xi Jinping offering assistance, and might call on Beijing should the situation deteriorate

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte undergoes testing for Covid-19 at the Malacanang Palace in Manila. Photo: AP Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte undergoes testing for Covid-19 at the Malacanang Palace in Manila. Photo: AP
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte undergoes testing for Covid-19 at the Malacanang Palace in Manila. Photo: AP
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