August 1, 2020

Philippines losing virus war, doctors warn Duterte

Manila (AFP) – Dozens of doctors’ groups on Saturday warned that the Philippines was losing the coronavirus fight, urging President Rodrigo Duterte to tighten a recently eased lockdown as cases surged and hospitals turned away patients.Eighty medical associations representing tens of thousands of doctors signed the open letter, a day after the country posted a record single-day count of more than 4,000 new infections, pushing the total past 93,000.”Healthcare workers are united in sounding off a distress signal to the nation — our healthcare system has been overwhelmed,” the letter said.”We a…


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