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‘Normality will return in December’: Duterte extends coronavirus curbs in Philippines

‘Normality will return in December’: Duterte extends coronavirus curbs in Philippines

The Philippines reported Southeast Asia’s biggest daily jump in new coronavirus cases for the second consecutive day on Friday. President Rodrigo Duterte has extended restrictions in the capital Manila to quell the spread and promised normality would return in December, according to Reuters.

Duterte also said in a televised address the country would be given priority in supplies should China make a breakthrough with a Covid-19 vaccine, and the poorest Filipinos would be treated with it first.

This month the Philippines recorded the region’s largest daily rise in coronavirus deaths, and Friday saw its biggest daily jump in new cases for the second successive day, with 4,063 infections.