Philippines tighten coronavirus restrictions after domestic Omicron detection – archyde

A man wearing a face mask to protect against coronavirus disease (COVID-19) walks past a mural dedicated to frontline workers in Manila, Philippines on Jan. 11, 2021. REUTERS / Lisa Marie David

MANILA, Dec. 31 (Reuters) – The Philippines will impose stricter restrictions on coronavirus January 3-15 after the confirmation of three domestic cases of the Omicron variant, the acting president’s spokesman said Friday.

“We could see an increase in active cases in the coming days,” said Karlo Nograles.

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