Volunteers and government workers are disinfected inside a cubicle before they enter the local city hall to help prevent the spread of the new coronavirus in Manila, the Philippines. Photo: AP

Coronavirus: in Philippines, leak shows politicians and relatives received ‘VIP’ testing

  • At least two dozen politicians and public officials as well as their relatives were tested despite showing no symptoms, whistle-blowers have revealed
  • While the health department has refuted these claims, they have sparked public anger in the country and calls for more mass testing
Topic |   Coronavirus outbreak
Volunteers and government workers are disinfected inside a cubicle before they enter the local city hall to help prevent the spread of the new coronavirus in Manila, the Philippines. Photo: AP
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