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Philippines extends state of emergency for another year

12.09.2021 127 просмотров

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has extended the state of emergency imposed in the country due to the coronavirus until September 12, 2022. This is stated in the decree of the Philippine leader distributed on Friday.


"I extend the state of emergency in the Philippines for one year from September 13, 2021 to September 12, 2022, with the possibility of lifting or extending restrictions earlier if necessary," the document signed by the President reads.

that all government agencies should continue to cooperate with each other and use all necessary resources to eliminate the threat of COVID-19. "Law enforcement agencies, with the support of the Philippine Armed Forces, will continue to ensure peace and order in the affected regions," the decree emphasizes.

On January 30, 2020, the first case of coronavirus infection was detected in the Philippines, whose population exceeds 109 million people. To date, the total number of people infected in the republic has exceeded 2.17 million, more than 1.96 million people have recovered, and 34.8 thousand patients have died. The country's authorities have already approved the emergency use of the vaccine by the American company Moderna, the Russian drugs Sputnik V and Sputnik Light, as well as the vaccines of the American company Pfizer, the British-Swedish company AstraZeneca, the Chinese manufacturer Sinovac, the Indian company Bharat Biotech and Janssen, owned by the American corporation. Johnson & Johnson.

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