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Women in line

Mothers line up receiving one bag of rice from the local government unit of Kauswagan town in Lanao del Norte in northern Mindanao, Philippines.

The local government used disaster funds to procure 6,000 bags of rice from Vietnam after President Duterte placed the whole nation under a state of calamity.

Millions of the country's population have been affected by the global pandemic caused by the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

While local transmission is not widespread in this area, local governments are taking precautions by restricting movements of people through enhanced community quarantine shutting down public transport and many small businesses. (Photo: H.Clavite/HRS Media)

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