A soldier checks the temperature of a motorist at a coronavirus checkpoint near Manila on Monday. Photo: AFP A soldier checks the temperature of a motorist at a coronavirus checkpoint near Manila on Monday. Photo: AFP
A soldier checks the temperature of a motorist at a coronavirus checkpoint near Manila on Monday. Photo: AFP

Coronavirus: just what the post-Taal volcano Philippines’ tourism industry didn’t need

  • Batangas and Cavite provinces, south of Manila, were just beginning to recover from an eruption of Taal Volcano in January when the coronavirus hit
  • The country’s subsequent lockdown on travel has sent already struggling cafes, restaurants and hotels in the area even closer to the brink

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
A soldier checks the temperature of a motorist at a coronavirus checkpoint near Manila on Monday. Photo: AFP A soldier checks the temperature of a motorist at a coronavirus checkpoint near Manila on Monday. Photo: AFP
A soldier checks the temperature of a motorist at a coronavirus checkpoint near Manila on Monday. Photo: AFP
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