MANILA, Philippines (AP) – Hundreds of thousands of people in the Philippines, Asia’s largest Roman Catholic country, are marking Christmas without homes, adequate food and water, electricity and mobile phone connections. The storm was triggered by a powerful storm that killed at least 375 people last week and devastated most of the central island provinces. Elsewhere, New Zealanders are celebrating Christmas in the warmth of mid-summer with few restrictions, in one of the few countries in the world largely unaffected by the omicron variant of COVID. -19 and Australia are marking the holiday as a surge in COVID-19 cases, worse than any other phase of the pandemic, has forced states to resume mask-wearing duties and other precautionary measures. other prevention.
https://kesq.com/news/ap-national-news/2021/12/25/typhoon-misery-in-philippines-pandemic-dampen-joy-in-asia/ Floods in the Philippines, pandemic reduces joy in Asia