3.5 Million Filipinos Stranded Due to COVID-19 Quarantines

An estimated 3.5 million working-age Filipinos got stranded due to quarantines enforced due to COVID-19, according to a July Social Weather Stations survey.

This hardly changed from the 4.1 million adult Filipinos stranded by community quarantines in a previous SWS poll conducted in May.

The latest survey showed the number of those who reported being stranded was highest among permanent residents of Balance Luzon (or those outside of Metro Manila) at 1.28 million and Mindanao at 1.26 million.

Some 770,000 residents of Visayas were stuck in other places, while around 200,000 residents of Metro Manila were stranded.

Of the total number of stranded individuals, 2.3 million or two-thirds were men.

By age, 790,000 were 18 to 24 year olds, 670,000 were 25 to 34 year olds, 670,000 were 35 to 44 year olds, 490,000 were 45 to 54 year olds, and 440,000 were 55 years old and above.

Source: https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2020/08/05/2033079/sws-some-35-million-filipinos-got-stranded-due-covid-19-quarantines

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