Health workers prepare equipment for coronavirus swab testing at a facility in Quezon City, northeast of Manila, on July 30. Photo: EPAHealth workers prepare equipment for coronavirus swab testing at a facility in Quezon City, northeast of Manila, on July 30. Photo: EPA
Health workers prepare equipment for coronavirus swab testing at a facility in Quezon City, northeast of Manila, on July 30. Photo: EPA

Coronavirus: Philippines’ doctors cry out for fresh lockdown as virus cases surge

  • In an open letter, nearly 70 doctors’ groups and other health care workers called for a two-week ‘time out’ from reopening efforts
  • Infections have been surging in the country since mid-July, prompting fears that the health care system is already overwhelmed
Topic |   The Philippines
Health workers prepare equipment for coronavirus swab testing at a facility in Quezon City, northeast of Manila, on July 30. Photo: EPAHealth workers prepare equipment for coronavirus swab testing at a facility in Quezon City, northeast of Manila, on July 30. Photo: EPA
Health workers prepare equipment for coronavirus swab testing at a facility in Quezon City, northeast of Manila, on July 30. Photo: EPA
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