Philippine passengers wear masks as they ride a mini bus, known as a jeepney. Photo: EPA Philippine passengers wear masks as they ride a mini bus, known as a jeepney. Photo: EPA
Philippine passengers wear masks as they ride a mini bus, known as a jeepney. Photo: EPA

Coronavirus highlights Manila’s overcrowding as Philippine government offers to pay residents to leave

  • ‘Manila has reached its maximum,’ one expert says, as the government rolls out its ‘Back to the Province’ programme to reduce gridlock in the capital
  • The densely packed capital region is home to more than 13 million people, and accounts for about two-thirds of the country’s coronavirus cases

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Philippine passengers wear masks as they ride a mini bus, known as a jeepney. Photo: EPA Philippine passengers wear masks as they ride a mini bus, known as a jeepney. Photo: EPA
Philippine passengers wear masks as they ride a mini bus, known as a jeepney. Photo: EPA
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