Shoppers were out in force in Manila on Christmas Eve despite the threat of coronavirus transmission. Photo: AFP Shoppers were out in force in Manila on Christmas Eve despite the threat of coronavirus transmission. Photo: AFP
Shoppers were out in force in Manila on Christmas Eve despite the threat of coronavirus transmission. Photo: AFP

Delays and missteps: how Duterte’s Philippines struggled against the coronavirus

  • A top medical expert warns that the country faces a long battle with Covid-19 unless a coherent strategy to fight it is implemented
  • Its response has been marked by bad messaging and poor coordination, and its economy hard hit by one of the world‘s longest lockdowns

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Shoppers were out in force in Manila on Christmas Eve despite the threat of coronavirus transmission. Photo: AFP Shoppers were out in force in Manila on Christmas Eve despite the threat of coronavirus transmission. Photo: AFP
Shoppers were out in force in Manila on Christmas Eve despite the threat of coronavirus transmission. Photo: AFP
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