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Philippines lockdown: "It's scary to go out of the house right now"

Tens of millions of people are back under Covid-19 restrictions for at least two weeks
Tens of millions of people in Metro Manila and four surrounding areas of the Philippines are back under Covid-19 restrictions for at least two weeks.

University teaching assistant JC Punongbayan told us how it feels for lockdown to return.

Lister Hospital celebrates Filipino nurses' 20 years service

Sarah Jenkins

BBC News

The Lister Hospital in Stevenage has celebrated 27 Filipino nurses who have worked for the NHS trust for 20 years.

In June 2000, 64 nurses arrived in the UK from the Philippines to "pursue their dreams of working abroad".

Twenty years on, 27 of those nurses still work for the East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust, in what the hospital said was "an incredible feat of long service".

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