An 8-year-old Filipino girl works on an assignment at her home in Manila earlier this month, as schools remain closed amid the pandemic. Photo: Reuters An 8-year-old Filipino girl works on an assignment at her home in Manila earlier this month, as schools remain closed amid the pandemic. Photo: Reuters
An 8-year-old Filipino girl works on an assignment at her home in Manila earlier this month, as schools remain closed amid the pandemic. Photo: Reuters

Coronavirus: Philippines keeps kids under lockdown, harming chances of Singapore-style economic rebound

  • Policymakers want children to stay indoors, concerned that they could infect grandparents or elderly relatives within extended households
  • But not only is that preventing parents from going out and spending, there’s mounting concern about the social and mental toll of isolating children

Topic |   Coronavirus Philippines
An 8-year-old Filipino girl works on an assignment at her home in Manila earlier this month, as schools remain closed amid the pandemic. Photo: Reuters An 8-year-old Filipino girl works on an assignment at her home in Manila earlier this month, as schools remain closed amid the pandemic. Photo: Reuters
An 8-year-old Filipino girl works on an assignment at her home in Manila earlier this month, as schools remain closed amid the pandemic. Photo: Reuters
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