The Philippines’ Covid Crisis: Leadership Debacle

Duterte’s thuggishness combines with subordinates’ incompetence to produce a perfect storm

On July 22, Korean Air Lines, which operates flights daily from Manila to Seoul and other destinations, announced that from that date forward all passengers would be required to present a negative nasal swab test for the Coronavirus because “many passengers” from the Philippines were turning up positive. Other airlines have since followed suit.

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