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Cemeteries in PH unlikely to open during Undas to avoid spread of COVID-19

An Official of the national COVID-19 task force said on Tuesday that most of the cemeteries in the Philippines will be closed during the All Saints' Day and All Souls' Day, or what we called "Undas", due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Manila Mayor Isko Moreno announced that the city will close cemeteries from October 31 to November 3 to prevent the possible spread of the COVID-19.

According to National Task Force (NTF) COVID-19 spokesperson Brig. Gen. Restituto Padilla  in an interview that there's no announcement yet but due to the familiar tradition of Filipinos flocking to cemeteries for Undas, the country probably will close them temporarily for health and safety reasons.

"To avoid building up people in certain localities, lalo na ho dito sa Undas, malamang 'yan ang lalabas na polisiya." Padilla said.

the Philippines has 241,987 confirmed COVID-19 cases, of which 52,893 are active. The total number of recoveries is at 185,178 while the death toll in the country is at 3,916.

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