Manila street dwellers given shelter amid coronavirus outbreak fears

23 March 2020
2020-03-23 14:11

Around 100 street dwellers and stranded workers in the Philippines' capital of Manila have been provided temporary shelter at a makeshift evacuation centre as part of a move by the local government to stop the further spread of the coronavirus. According to Manila Social Welfare Development, the shelter was constructed on March 15, when the lockdown started for Manila.

Only 60 of 100 tents have been occupied. Manila Social Welfare Development said it will continue to house the homeless and stranded individuals until the end of the quarantine period in April. As of Sunday night, the Philippines had a total of 396 confirmed coronavirus cases and 33 deaths, its health ministry said.

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