Philippine doctors sound coronavirus alarm as Duterte calls gasoline a disinfectant – Saudi Gazette

SourceSaudi Gazette
SectorOil & Gas
CountrySaudi Arabia

MANILA — Dozens of doctors’ associations have warned Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte that the country is was losing the war against coronavirus as the president once again told people to disinfect their face masks with gasoline — insisting he was "not joking." In an open letter, tens of thousands of doctors urged Duterte on Saturday to tighten a recently eased lockdown a day after the country recorded the highest single-day count of more than 4,000 new infections, pushing the total number of confirmed infections to over 93,000.“Health care workers are united in sounding off a distress signal to the nation — our health care system has been overwhelmed," the letter said, according to an AFP report."We are waging a losing battle against COVID-19, and we need to draw up a consolidated,...read more...