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Rappler Recap: Looking back at the 2020 Metro Manila lockdown

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Rappler Recap: Looking back at the 2020 Metro Manila lockdown
Join Rappler reporters Sofia Tomacruz and Bonz Magsambol as we look back at the 2020 Metro Manila lockdown on Tuesday, March 15, at 7 pm

MANILA, Philippines – Exactly two years ago, Metro Manila was placed under lockdown to curb COVID-19 transmission, and the rest of the Philippines followed.

The country observed one of the world’s longest and strictest lockdown measures, with first enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) imposed on the island of Luzon on March 17, 2020. After struggling to implement strict social distancing measures in Metro Manila, over 57 million people in Luzon were ordered to stay home in a bid to curb the spread of the virus. Similar measures later spread throughout various areas in the country into 2021. 

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Two years later, what has changed with COVID-19 in the Philippines? Join Rappler reporters Sofia Tomacruz and Bonz Magsambol as we look back at the 2020 Metro Manila lockdown. Tune in to this page or head over to Rappler’s social media accounts on Tuesday, March 15, at 7 pm to watch them live. – Rappler.com