Members of the public, detained for roaming the streets without relevant passes amid the Covid-19 pandemic, are processed outside a police station in Manila, the Philippines. Photo: AFP Members of the public, detained for roaming the streets without relevant passes amid the Covid-19 pandemic, are processed outside a police station in Manila, the Philippines. Photo: AFP
Members of the public, detained for roaming the streets without relevant passes amid the Covid-19 pandemic, are processed outside a police station in Manila, the Philippines. Photo: AFP

Coronavirus: elderly backlash forces Philippines to rethink quarantine exit plan

  • Duterte’s spokesman prompted outrage by saying people over 60 would need to stay at home even after measures were lifted. Duterte is 75
  • Uproar is the latest indicator the government’s Covid-19 task force is having trouble deciding how the country should exit lockdown

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Members of the public, detained for roaming the streets without relevant passes amid the Covid-19 pandemic, are processed outside a police station in Manila, the Philippines. Photo: AFP Members of the public, detained for roaming the streets without relevant passes amid the Covid-19 pandemic, are processed outside a police station in Manila, the Philippines. Photo: AFP
Members of the public, detained for roaming the streets without relevant passes amid the Covid-19 pandemic, are processed outside a police station in Manila, the Philippines. Photo: AFP
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