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Duterte Puts 12 Million People on Lockdown, Shuts Government

  • People rush to bus stations, groceries as Manila quarantined
  • Price freeze, travel restriction imposed in Philippine capital
A worker sprays anti-septic solution aboard a firetruck along a street in Manila on March 11.
A worker sprays anti-septic solution aboard a firetruck along a street in Manila on March 11.Photographer: Ezra Acayan/Getty Images
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President Rodrigo Duterte said he would place some 12 million people in the Manila area on lockdown and largely suspend government work for a month in an effort to stop the coronavirus from spreading.