Asia Today: Duterte easing lockdown in Philippine capital
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is relaxing a lockdown in the capital in a tightrope move as the economy weakens and the government spends money to help feed millions of poor families restricted to their homes. He said metropolitan Manila will move to a more relaxed quarantine on Monday after more than two months of police- and military-enforced lockdown. More work and business operations, along with public transport, will be allowed to resume, but physical distancing and other safeguards will be required. Classes will remain suspended. Duterte spoke after the Department of Health reported a single-day spike of 539 infections, more than 60% of them in the congested capital.