Manila Lockdown: One of the longest COVID lockdowns in the world | Witness

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In March 2020, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte imposed a strict lockdown in the capital, Manila, and surrounding areas.

For Lito, his family, and millions of other urban slum dwellers across the city, a hard lockdown means no work. No work means no food. Hungry citizens take to the streets in protest.

The president orders the police and military to shoot anyone making trouble. Curfews are imposed and arrests are made. Aid arrives but it is not enough.

As the restrictions continue throughout 2020, Lito navigates a daily struggle to save his family – from hunger and the pandemic.

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