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Concerns In Philippines After Duterte Given Emergency Powers To Fight COVID-19 Spread



A huge video screen shows members of the Philippine Congress participating in a special session via video conference in Manila on Monday to discuss a proposed emergency power to be given to President Rodrigo Duterte to tackle the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak.

Congress granted President Rodrigo Duterte special temporary powers early Tuesday to manage the COVID-19 crisis. To date, there are 552 confirmed cases, and 35 deaths.

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