Sanity break: Filipinos go on ‘workation’ during world’s longest lockdown

MANILA, Philippines — On March 15 last year, many Filipinos forced to work from home after President Rodrigo Duterte placed all of Luzon under “enhanced community quarantine,” what would later be dubbed among the “longest lockdowns” in the world. This quarantine phase that lasted for three months only allowed employees under the essential services to work on site, leaving the majority of businesses no choice but to operate remotely or close down. More relaxed quarantine phases were later implemented to include non-essential businesses but they were only allowed to work at limited capacity. Men…

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