Philippines evacuates thousands as monsoon rains flood Manila

Dawn | Jul 25, 2021 at 9:03 AM
  • Philippine authorities moved thousands of residents in the capital, Manila, out of low-lying communities on Saturday as heavy monsoon rains, compounded by a tropical storm, flooded the city and nearby provinces.
  • The Philippines is also grappling with one of the worst outbreaks of Covid-19 in Asia and has tightened curbs to prevent the spread of the more infectious Delta variant.
  • With more than 1.54 million cases and 27,131 deaths, the Philippines has the second highest number of Covid-19 infections and fatalities in Southeast Asia, after Indonesia.