Philippine passengers wearing face shields have their temperature taken before boarding a bus in Manila. Photo: AFP Philippine passengers wearing face shields have their temperature taken before boarding a bus in Manila. Photo: AFP
Philippine passengers wearing face shields have their temperature taken before boarding a bus in Manila. Photo: AFP

Philippines’ President Duterte extends coronavirus state of calamity for another year

  • State of calamity allows officials to draw emergency funds quickly anywhere in the country, and to control the prices of basic commodities like rice and cooking oil
  • President Duterte also signalled that the country remains at the mercy of a vaccine, which is unlikely to be developed and distributed until the second quarter of 2021

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Philippine passengers wearing face shields have their temperature taken before boarding a bus in Manila. Photo: AFP Philippine passengers wearing face shields have their temperature taken before boarding a bus in Manila. Photo: AFP
Philippine passengers wearing face shields have their temperature taken before boarding a bus in Manila. Photo: AFP
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