Coronavirus: Philippines’ population growth lowest in 70 years due to Covid-19

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Population growth in the Philippines is projected to have slowed down to just 0.3 per cent in 2021, the slowest in over 70 years, as Filipinos delayed having children amid the Covid-19 pandemic, a government agency said Thursday.An estimated 324,000 babies were born last year, the lowest number since the period between 1946 and 1947, when the country’s population grew by 254,000 babies, the Commission on Population and Development said.At the end of 2021, the country’s total population was…
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