A health worker sprays disinfectant at a school in San Juan city, Manila, on March 9, 2020. Photo: AP A health worker sprays disinfectant at a school in San Juan city, Manila, on March 9, 2020. Photo: AP
A health worker sprays disinfectant at a school in San Juan city, Manila, on March 9, 2020. Photo: AP

Philippines declares public health emergency, sets ‘no-touch’ rule on Duterte, as coronavirus cases rise to 20

  • The declaration enables the Philippines to launch a whole-of-government effort to handle the widening coronavirus outbreak
  • Meanwhile, people have been warned to avoid contact with Duterte, a leader who enjoys being surrounded by crowds and often hugs citizens

Topic |   Coronavirus Philippines
A health worker sprays disinfectant at a school in San Juan city, Manila, on March 9, 2020. Photo: AP A health worker sprays disinfectant at a school in San Juan city, Manila, on March 9, 2020. Photo: AP
A health worker sprays disinfectant at a school in San Juan city, Manila, on March 9, 2020. Photo: AP
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