An armed police officer guards a checkpoint in Metro Manila earlier this month amid the antivirus lockdown of Luzon island. Photo: EPA An armed police officer guards a checkpoint in Metro Manila earlier this month amid the antivirus lockdown of Luzon island. Photo: EPA
An armed police officer guards a checkpoint in Metro Manila earlier this month amid the antivirus lockdown of Luzon island. Photo: EPA

Coronavirus: Philippine police shoot army veteran dead as lockdown tensions mount

  • Analysts said the shooting could cause friction between the two forces charged with managing the quarantine of some 60 million people in Luzon
  • It marked the second fatal shooting by the police this month, raising question about the use of excessive amid the antivirus lockdown

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An armed police officer guards a checkpoint in Metro Manila earlier this month amid the antivirus lockdown of Luzon island. Photo: EPA An armed police officer guards a checkpoint in Metro Manila earlier this month amid the antivirus lockdown of Luzon island. Photo: EPA
An armed police officer guards a checkpoint in Metro Manila earlier this month amid the antivirus lockdown of Luzon island. Photo: EPA
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