Elderly residents wait to get vaccinated against Covid-19 in Manila on March 30. Photo: AFP Elderly residents wait to get vaccinated against Covid-19 in Manila on March 30. Photo: AFP
Elderly residents wait to get vaccinated against Covid-19 in Manila on March 30. Photo: AFP

Coronavirus: Filipinos stock up on oxygen tanks as hospitals creak under pressure of surging cases

  • Nearly 80 per cent of ICU capacity in Metro Manila is filled and 70 per cent of isolation beds are occupied
  • The strain on the health system has even hit the ex-president, while many have already died inside tents outside hospitals, waiting to be admitted to the ERs

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Elderly residents wait to get vaccinated against Covid-19 in Manila on March 30. Photo: AFP Elderly residents wait to get vaccinated against Covid-19 in Manila on March 30. Photo: AFP
Elderly residents wait to get vaccinated against Covid-19 in Manila on March 30. Photo: AFP
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