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Coronavirus: in the Philippines, more than 2 in 5 people tested for Covid-19 have it; Indonesia begins booster roll-out

The percentage of positive Covid-19 tests have reached a record high in the Philippines, fuelling fears of a return to stricter curbs on movement and triggering a sell-off of stocks as hopes fade for a swift economic recovery.Positivity rates are rising across Asia, a warning sign as countries brace for the highly infectious Omicron variant to take hold after Delta ripped through the region last year.The positivity rate surged to 46 per cent in the Philippines on Monday – meaning more than two…

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