August 4, 2020

Broke and helpless: Philippines virus lockdown maroons dozens at airport

Manila (AFP) – Broke and jobless, Ruel Damaso is sleeping on cardboard and surviving on food handouts at Manila airport where dozens were left stranded after a partial coronavirus lockdown was reimposed Tuesday.More than 27 million people in the capital and four surrounding provinces were given 24-hours notice of the new restrictions that have shut many businesses, halted public transport and grounded flights as the government struggled against a COVID-19 surge.Struggling to survive on part-time factory work after the first lockdown in March crippled the economy and stripped millions of their …


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