Cut out karaoke to help Covid fight, urges Philippines governor

Leader of Cavite province sets up hotline for noise complaints, saying good sleep is essential in fighting disease

Across the world, coronavirus lockdowns have transformed city streets into eerie ghost towns, empty of noise and disruption. But in the Philippine province of Cavite, an unbearable din has been echoing through some areas, as residents turn to karaoke to pass away the hours spent under curfew.

The racket caused by karaoke, a favourite pastime in the country, has prompted the governor of the province to urge residents to report noisy neighbours through a special hotline.

Continue reading…