WHO supports easing curbs in NCR but urges gov’t to be ‘very careful’

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MANILA, Philippines — The World Health Organization (WHO) Thursday expressed support for the easing of restrictions in Metro Manila but urged the government to be “very careful” and to continue its pandemic containment strategies to prevent another surge in infections. The government has approved the proposal to downgrade Metro Manila’s status from Alert Level 4 to Alert Level 3 starting October 16 as the capital region recorded a downward trend in COVID-19 cases and a high vaccination rate. While the easing of restrictions will restore jobs and allow several businesses to reopen at higher ven…

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