Armed policemen man a checkpoint along a road in Cebu City on June 24 after the government tightened its enhanced community quarantine restrictions amid a spike in Covid-19 cases. Photo: AFPArmed policemen man a checkpoint along a road in Cebu City on June 24 after the government tightened its enhanced community quarantine restrictions amid a spike in Covid-19 cases. Photo: AFP
Armed policemen man a checkpoint along a road in Cebu City on June 24 after the government tightened its enhanced community quarantine restrictions amid a spike in Covid-19 cases. Photo: AFP

Has the Philippines contained Covid-19? Cebu City suggests otherwise

  • Manila this week claimed success in its handling of the pandemic, but a spike in cases has seen Cebu City emerge as a potential epicentre
  • There were more than 5,500 Covid-19 cases there as of Monday, along with some 150 deaths

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Armed policemen man a checkpoint along a road in Cebu City on June 24 after the government tightened its enhanced community quarantine restrictions amid a spike in Covid-19 cases. Photo: AFPArmed policemen man a checkpoint along a road in Cebu City on June 24 after the government tightened its enhanced community quarantine restrictions amid a spike in Covid-19 cases. Photo: AFP
Armed policemen man a checkpoint along a road in Cebu City on June 24 after the government tightened its enhanced community quarantine restrictions amid a spike in Covid-19 cases. Photo: AFP
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