Philippines Prepares More Hospitals Beds with Record Coronavirus Infections

Filipinos queue for a booster dose of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine amid rising infections, in Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines, January 5, 2022. REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez

The Philippines ordered an increase in hospital beds and medical resources in and around the capital Manila, a senior government official said on Sunday, as the country set another record for new COVID-19 infections.

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SOURCE: Reuters – Reporting by Karen Lema; Editing by Ana Nicolaci da Costa and William Mallard