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Philippine villagers evacuated after Taal Volcano rumbles but shelters risk becoming coronavirus clusters

Thousands of people were being evacuated from villages around a rumbling volcano near the Philippine capital on Friday, but officials said they faced another dilemma of ensuring emergency shelters will not turn into epicentres of Covid-19 infections.The alert was raised to three on a five-level scale after Taal Volcano blasted a dark grey plume into the sky on Thursday. The five-minute steam- and gas-driven explosion was followed by four smaller emissions but the volcano was generally calm on…

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