Millions return to lockdown in Philippines as coronavirus cases soar

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MANILA: More than 27 million people in the Philippines ? about a quarter of the population ? will go back into lockdown Tuesday after overwhelmed health workers warned the country was losing the battle against the coronavirus. Since the beginning of June, when much of the country emerged from one of the world’s longest stay-at-home orders, confirmed infections in the archipelago have increased fivefold, surging past 100,000.

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