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Philippines' Duterte eases lockdown in capital from June 1 - Metro US

Philippines’ Duterte eases lockdown in capital from June 1

FILE PHOTO: Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte visits China

MANILA (Reuters) – Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday approved a recommendation to ease the lockdown in the capital Manila from June 1, resuming much-needed activity in an economy on the brink of recession.

Strict restrictions on commerce and movement since mid-March have ravaged the economy, which is facing its deepest contraction in 34 years.

(Reporting by Karen Lema and Neil Jerome Morales, Editing by William Maclean)

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