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From Monday in Manila, gatherings of up to 10 people will be allowed. Workplaces, shops and some public transport will reopen and movement in and out of Manila will be permitted, provided the people wear masks and observe social distancing.
Schools, universities, tourist destinations and dine-in restaurants will stay closed, however, and stay-at-home orders will remain for the elderly and children.
Residents in Manila will see their lockdown – one of the toughest and longest in the world – ease from Monday, despite the Philippines seeing its biggest spike in coronavirus cases on Thursday.
The Philippines reported 539 infections on Thursday, its highest ever daily tally, to make a total of 15,588. It has recorded 921 deaths.