Philippines isolates hundreds of health workers due to rising Corona virus outbreak in Southeast Asia

In excess of 670 Filipino wellbeing laborers have been isolated because of a paranoid fear of being presented to the Covid, while others have been enticed to utilize container packs for assurance as

 the number of cases in many parts of Southeast Asia rises.



More than 50 million people in the Philippines are locked up, struggling with the country's lack of medical facilities testing kits and safety equipment. Two major hospitals in the capital - Medical City and Santo Tomas Hospital - have quarantined 674 health workers for fear of contracting the virus, putting extra pressure on wards. Two doctors have been confirmed dead across the country.


"It simply came to our notice then. That is the reality we face. When we do our duty, we risk our lives. ”Said Maria Theresa Depano, health care staff at a hospital outside of Metro Manila.


Across the region, countries have registered a wave of recent events, including in Indonesia, and President Joko Widodo acknowledged last week that there is an urgent need to expedite investigations. Fearing the arrival of patients, the country has turned the athletics village built for the 2018 Asian Games into an emergency hospital with a capacity of more than 4,000 people.


Indonesia, which has been criticized for slowing down its response to the eruption, has so far reported 48 deaths and 514 infections. As in the Philippines, the death toll has led to speculation that it is higher than official reports. Earlier this month, the country of 264 million people conducted only hundreds of tests.


The Philippines has registered 396 patients, including 336 deaths, but thousands more are suspected to be infected with the virus.


Depano shared photos of health workers using bin bags for their safety at St. Jude's Hospital in Laguna. “We focus on the DOH (Department of Health) or other agencies that can provide personal protective equipment. We have run out of supplies and we do not know where to buy.

As hospitals in Manila called for help, health officials said the lack of equipment was more of a global supply shortfall than a funding shortfall. They said the country was receiving money from international donors.


In the Indonesian capital, Jakarta, measures to stop the spread of the coronary virus have been in place since Monday morning. All entertainment venues were closed, and businesses were asked to close their offices whenever possible.


Anis said on Friday that it would limit the number of passengers on public transport and reduce operating hours. Photos shared on social media, showing train carriages full of passengers, suggest that such restrictions are not yet in place.


Despite stricter restrictions elsewhere in the region, Widodo has so far rejected requests for locks in virus-infected areas. Malaysia, which confirmed 1,306 patients as of Sunday, last week introduced a two-week lockout due to a sudden rise in incidents. Most of these new infections are linked to a public rally at a mosque in Kuala Lumpur, which was attended by 16,000 people earlier this month. 10 deaths have been reported.


The number of confirmed infections has also risen sharply in Thailand, with 122 new coronary virus cases reported on Monday, up from 721. Buses leave the city this weekend.


Many of those on the trip fear the disease could spread to other parts of Thailand or to countries including Cambodia or Myanmar, where many migrant workers return.


At the border with Myanmar, people were queuing up to be scanned by health teams as they entered the country. Officials say there have been no cases of the corona virus in Myanmar. This raises questions about testing and monitoring procedures. Until recently, 31 new infections were reported in Cambodia on Sunday, 29 of them among French tourists, bringing the total number to 84 in the country.


Events imported by tourists from abroad are a growing concern in Vietnam. At first it seemed to contain the virus.

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