The New Bilibid Jail in Muntinlupa City, Metro Manila. File photo: SCMP The New Bilibid Jail in Muntinlupa City, Metro Manila. File photo: SCMP
The New Bilibid Jail in Muntinlupa City, Metro Manila. File photo: SCMP

Coronavirus pandemic

Chinese inmates in Philippines fear the worst as coronavirus deaths rise

  • Prisoners suspected to have contracted the coronavirus are dying in the country’s most notorious jail
  • Officials of the overcrowded New Bilibid Prison took more than a week to inform some inmates they had likely tested positive for Covid-19, a source says

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
The New Bilibid Jail in Muntinlupa City, Metro Manila. File photo: SCMP The New Bilibid Jail in Muntinlupa City, Metro Manila. File photo: SCMP
The New Bilibid Jail in Muntinlupa City, Metro Manila. File photo: SCMP
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