Photos: Philippines faces Typhoon Vongfong amid coronavirus outbreak

UPDATED ON MAY 15, 2020 03:05 PM IST
Strong waves batter houses along the coastline of Catbalogan city in Western Samar province on May 14. Typhoon Vongfong slammed into the eastern Philippines on May 14 after authorities evacuated tens of thousands of people while trying to avoid the virus risks of overcrowding emergency shelters. (Simvale Sayat / A)
A man drives his tricycle along a road as strong winds caused by Typhoon Vongfong hit the Catbalogan city. Locally called Ambo, the first typhoon to hit the Philippines this year has weakened as it made landfall several times since Thursday afternoon. (Simvale Sayat / AP)
Residents carrying their belongings and wearing face masks, arrive at a school compound serving as temporary shelter in Sorsogon town. In the northeastern Bicol region, more than 145,000 villagers fled or were moved by disaster-response teams to dozens of emergency shelters, mostly school buildings. (Sharbyn Sayat / AFP)
A resident flies a kite atop his house inside a tenement building in Manila. Vongfong is packing maximum sustained winds of 125 kilometers per hour (78 miles) near the centre and gusts of up to 165 kph while traversing the eastern part of the country, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration said on Friday, as reported Bloomberg. (Ted ALjibe / AFP)
A man watches as strong waves caused by Typhoon Vongfong hit the coastline of Catbalogan city. (Simvale Sayat / AP)
A motorist rides on a highway littered with fallen coconut trees in Can-avid town, Eastern Samar province. The lockdown in Luzon is to be eased this weekend, except in metropolitan Manila and two other high-risk areas. The rest of the country will be placed in less restrictive quarantine. The Philippines has reported more than 11,600 coronavirus infections, including 772 deaths, among the highest in Southeast Asia, reported AP. (Alren Beronio / AFP)
Men watch as strong waves caused by Typhoon Vongfong batter the coastline of Catbalogan city. It’s expected to traverse several northern provinces before heading back to sea over the weekend and then probably dissipate on Monday. (Simvale Sayat / AP)

Strong waves batter houses along the coastline of Catbalogan city in Western Samar province on May 14. Typhoon Vongfong slammed into the eastern Philippines on May 14 after authorities evacuated tens of thousands of people while trying to avoid the virus risks of overcrowding emergency shelters. (Simvale Sayat / A)

A man drives his tricycle along a road as strong winds caused by Typhoon Vongfong hit the Catbalogan city. Locally called Ambo, the first typhoon to hit the Philippines this year has weakened as it made landfall several times since Thursday afternoon. (Simvale Sayat / AP)

Residents carrying their belongings and wearing face masks, arrive at a school compound serving as temporary shelter in Sorsogon town. In the northeastern Bicol region, more than 145,000 villagers fled or were moved by disaster-response teams to dozens of emergency shelters, mostly school buildings. (Sharbyn Sayat / AFP)

A resident flies a kite atop his house inside a tenement building in Manila. Vongfong is packing maximum sustained winds of 125 kilometers per hour (78 miles) near the centre and gusts of up to 165 kph while traversing the eastern part of the country, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration said on Friday, as reported Bloomberg. (Ted ALjibe / AFP)

A man watches as strong waves caused by Typhoon Vongfong hit the coastline of Catbalogan city. (Simvale Sayat / AP)

A motorist rides on a highway littered with fallen coconut trees in Can-avid town, Eastern Samar province. The lockdown in Luzon is to be eased this weekend, except in metropolitan Manila and two other high-risk areas. The rest of the country will be placed in less restrictive quarantine. The Philippines has reported more than 11,600 coronavirus infections, including 772 deaths, among the highest in Southeast Asia, reported AP. (Alren Beronio / AFP)

Men watch as strong waves caused by Typhoon Vongfong batter the coastline of Catbalogan city. It’s expected to traverse several northern provinces before heading back to sea over the weekend and then probably dissipate on Monday. (Simvale Sayat / AP)

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Philippine authorities evacuated thousands of people as Typhoon Vongfong slammed the island nation with strong winds, heavy rain and dangerous storm surge just as many areas are set to ease their lockdowns. These people were rescued and placed in emergency shelters. The typhoon is expected to traverse several northern provinces before heading back to sea over the weekend.

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