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Chokepoints at checkpoints

Ron Lopez, AFP

Posted at Mar 16 2020 03:00 PM | Updated as of Mar 16 2020 08:55 PM

Chokepoints at checkpoints

This aerial photo shows traffic congestion from vehicles waiting to clear checkpoints, part of measures to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, before entering Manila on Monday. The virus has upended society around the planet, with governments imposing restrictions rarely seen outside war-time, including the closing of borders, home quarantine orders and the scrapping of public events.