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Coronavirus: Philippines returns 13 million residents to lockdown; Australia targets 80 per cent vaccination

The Philippine government will place the capital region under a strict lockdown to curb the spread of the more contagious Delta variant of the coronavirus, it announced on Friday.The lockdown, locally called “enhanced community quarantine”, will be in place for Metro Manila from August 6-20, presidential spokesman Harry Roque said.Dine-in services in restaurants will not be allowed, and religious gatherings will be suspended during the period. Personal care services such as salons and barber…

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