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

The Corona-pandemic keeps the world in suspense: More than 17 million people have been infected with the Coronavirus, 209.966 of them in Germany. The United States reported almost daily new record numbers.

The Philippine capital of Manila is preparing for a new Lockdown because of the rapid rise in Corona-Figures. 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 may leave their homes only in exceptional cases, the public transport will be suspended and meetings will be limited to a maximum of five people. dpa

The measures will 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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