Stranded passengers wait for updates at the airport in Manila on Tuesday after all domestic flights were cancelled following new coronavirus restrictions. Photo: AFP
Stranded passengers wait for updates at the airport in Manila on Tuesday after all domestic flights were cancelled following new coronavirus restrictions. Photo: AFP

Philippines’ fresh coronavirus lockdown maroons dozens at airport, broke and helpless

  • Many from the country’s provinces are trying to leave the virus hotspot of Manila after the pandemic took away their livelihoods
  • Coronavirus cases in the Philippines have surged past 100,000 – a fivefold increase from June when the last lockdown ended

Stranded passengers wait for updates at the airport in Manila on Tuesday after all domestic flights were cancelled following new coronavirus restrictions. Photo: AFP
Stranded passengers wait for updates at the airport in Manila on Tuesday after all domestic flights were cancelled following new coronavirus restrictions. Photo: AFP
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