More than 5000 new infections at the weekend: Corona-Alarm in the Philippines

in front of Figures in The Philippine capital of Manila is preparing for a new Lockdown because of the rapid rise in Corona. President Rodrigo Duterte announced

More than 5000 new infections at the weekend: Corona-Alarm in the Philippines

in front of Figures in The Philippine capital of Manila is preparing for a new Lockdown because of the rapid rise in Corona. President Rodrigo Duterte announced that for the 12.8 million residents of the Metropolitan region of Metro Manila on Tuesday re-strict output constraints in force.

The Ministry of health had reported at the weekend, a record number of 5032 new infections. The total number thus rose to more than 103.000. 2059 people have died in the Southeast Asian island nation, with its 106 million inhabitants, in conjunction with Covid-19.

The citizens are allowed to leave their homes only in exceptional cases, public transport is suspended and meetings to a maximum of five people. dpa

The measures are intended to apply for at least two weeks. At the same time, the government wants to distribute 20 million masks to the poor people.

Many of the health workers had warned at the weekend in an open letter to Duterte in front of a collapse of the entire system. The Doctors and nurses explained that they were about to lose the fight against Covid-19. "If the infections are not stopped, we will die to be the next New York City, where people carry on the ambulance, in the emergency room or at home because the hospitals are full," it said.

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Updated Date: 03 August 2020, 04:27

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