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On March 18, The Philippines shut down its financial markets after the coronavirus widely spreads through the nation.
Nobody is allowed to enter or leave the capital city Manila or other parts of the northern island of Luzon. Travel restrictions to other cities have been imposed too.
People have to work from home as much as possible and schools have been closed.
Almost a week later, on March 24, Duterte announced a state of national emergency. With this new legislation, the Presidents get more power to sustain the outbreak of the coronavirus. Duterte said the country will punish people who violate quarantine orders and who spread so-called "false information" about the virus.
The state of national emergency has been imposed for a period of three months, but can be extended if found needed.
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Last validated on March 26, 2020:25 March: President Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines has announced a state of emergency in the country as the coronavirus kept spreading in the Asian nation. Traveling within the northern island of Luzon, including the capital city Manila, is not possible anymore.
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