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The traditional processions of penitence and re-enactments of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ that are usually celebrated with fervor on Good Friday in the Philippines have been canceled for the second year in a row by the Covid-19 pandemic, with a record of nearly 139,000 cases active throughout the country.

Manila and four neighboring provinces returned to a strict lockdown on Monday amid a rebound in cases. EFE-EPA

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