Experts say a strong reliance on tough lockdowns and a militaristic approach, without focus on other preventative measures, is a lethal combination – as seen in how poorly the Philippine government handled previous months of the pandemic.
While bored at home with my dogs, I decided to give online events a chance.
“This should be a significant reminder as to why Pride isn't just mere celebration, but rather a protest. Pride has and always will be a protest.”
In countries where the coronavirus was not well managed, healthcare systems continue to buckle under the weight of the pandemic as seen in these images.
Many are stuck in limbo awaiting government support.
"We need to do it because we have bills to pay. We have no choice."
Filipinos share what they see out their windows and how much their neighbourhoods have changed.
"Yes, we are afraid of the virus, but I think hunger and insanity will kill us first before we die from the virus."
COVID-19 cases in the Philippines are now over 100, but many Filipinos are still in the dark about the details of the outbreak.
Malls and churches, typically full during weekends, were nearly empty on the first day of the lockdown.
President Rodrigo Duterte declared the lockdown after a sudden rise in confirmed coronavirus in the Philippines.
President Duterte declared a state of public health emergency following a renewed panic in the Philippines over the coronavirus. This, after reported cases jumped from three to at least 30 in less than a week.