Why Duterte won’t lift world’s longest lockdown

MANILA – Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has extended one of the world’s longest and strictest Covid-19 lockdowns until June, a controversial move that is out-of-step with regional easing trends and promises to intensify the nation’s economic and human suffering. Now set to run for 11 weeks, or 80 days, the soldier-enforced “collective quarantine” of the […]