Filipino student Maria Fe Morallos does her schoolwork inside her home in an informal settlers area in Malabon City, suburban Manila. Photo: AFP
Filipino student Maria Fe Morallos does her schoolwork inside her home in an informal settlers area in Malabon City, suburban Manila. Photo: AFP

In the Philippines, students suffer as Covid-19 school shutdowns drag on

  • Most students do no have a computer or internet at home, leaving them unable to access online classes and lessons broadcast over social media
  • President Rodrigo Duterte refuses to lift restrictions on schools, fearing youngsters could catch the virus and infect elderly relatives

Filipino student Maria Fe Morallos does her schoolwork inside her home in an informal settlers area in Malabon City, suburban Manila. Photo: AFP
Filipino student Maria Fe Morallos does her schoolwork inside her home in an informal settlers area in Malabon City, suburban Manila. Photo: AFP
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