Philippines isolates Manila to fight coronavirus outbreak

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Thousands of police officers and army troops have started sealing the Philippines' densely populated capital at the start of one of Southeast Asia's most drastic containment moves against the new coronavirus
Philippines isolates Manila to fight coronavirus outbreak

A man's temperature is checked by an army trooper before entering the metropolis at a checkpoint on the outskirts of Quezon city, Philippines Sunday, March 15, 2020. Thousands of Philippine police, backed by the army and coast guard, have started sealing the densely populated capital from most domestic travelers in one of Southeast Asia's most drastic containment moves against the coronavirus. For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms. For some, it can cause more severe illness, especially in older adults and people with existing health problems. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

A man's temperature is checked by an army trooper before entering the metropolis at a checkpoint on the outskirts of Quezon city, Philippines Sunday, March 15, 2020. Thousands of Philippine police, backed by the army and coast guard, have started sealing the densely populated capital from most domestic travelers in one of Southeast Asia's most drastic containment moves against the coronavirus. For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms. For some, it can cause more severe illness, especially in older adults and people with existing health problems. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila) The Associated Press

MANILA, Philippines -- Thousands of police officers and army troops started sealing the Philippines' densely populated capital on Sunday at the start of one of Southeast Asia's most drastic containment moves against the new coronavirus.

Under monthlong restrictions imposed in the entire Manila metropolis — home to more than 12 million people — residents are compelled to stay at home,…
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