A health worker distributes medicines and vitamins to a resident of an area placed under stricter lockdown measures to curb the spread of Covid-19 in the Philippines. Photo: AP A health worker distributes medicines and vitamins to a resident of an area placed under stricter lockdown measures to curb the spread of Covid-19 in the Philippines. Photo: AP
A health worker distributes medicines and vitamins to a resident of an area placed under stricter lockdown measures to curb the spread of Covid-19 in the Philippines. Photo: AP

Philippines failing to contain coronavirus, despite multiple lockdowns

  • The Philippines is now Southeast Asia’s worst-affected country, with more than 164,000 confirmed cases and almost 2,700 deaths
  • President Rodrigo Duterte’s administration was too slow to respond to the crisis, analysts say, and has now been reduced to waiting on a vaccine

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
A health worker distributes medicines and vitamins to a resident of an area placed under stricter lockdown measures to curb the spread of Covid-19 in the Philippines. Photo: AP A health worker distributes medicines and vitamins to a resident of an area placed under stricter lockdown measures to curb the spread of Covid-19 in the Philippines. Photo: AP
A health worker distributes medicines and vitamins to a resident of an area placed under stricter lockdown measures to curb the spread of Covid-19 in the Philippines. Photo: AP
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