Coronavirus: Philippines’ doctors cry out for fresh lockdown as virus cases surge

Doctors in the Philippines are urging the government to reimpose a lockdown in the capital of Manila for two weeks to recalibrate its response to the pandemic, amid a warning that the country is losing the battle against Covid-19.In an open letter to President Rodrigo Duterte, nearly 70 groups of doctors, nurses and other health care workers called for a two-week “time out” amid the government’s efforts to reopen the economy, which has included easing restrictions throughout the country.Duterte…