Philippines in lockdown as health workers struggle

The Philippines has reported another death linked to the coronavirus as the country locks down to try to stop its further spread.
More than half the country’s population has been ordered to stay home and the capital has been blocked off.
But it is proving a challenge for frontline health workers.
Al Jazeera’s Barnaby Lo has this story from Manila.

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Manila, the capital of the Philippines, is a densely populated bayside city on the island of Luzon, which mixes Spanish colonial architecture with modern skyscrapers. Intramuros, a walled city in colonial times, is the heart of Old Manila. It’s home to the baroque 16th-century San Agustin Church as well as Fort Santiago, a storied citadel and former military prison. 

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