Coronavirus: Philippines braces for ‘perfect storm’ as rainy season brings dengue, flu, measles

As the Philippines’ rainy season approaches, experts are warning that “a perfect storm” of diseases could overwhelm the country’s weak health care system, which is already struggling to cope during the coronavirus pandemic.Apart from concerns about the capacity of health centres to treat patients, many of the seasonal illnesses, such as dengue, exhibit similar symptoms as the novel coronavirus in the beginning stages, worrying doctors.“June is [the onset of] the rainy season. That means dengue,…