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The Financial Express

Philippines reports eight new coronavirus deaths, 16 more cases

Reuters | Published: March 23, 2020 12:10:13 | Updated: March 24, 2020 09:51:34


A soldier checks the body temperature of a health worker before entering a free shuttle service following the suspension of mass transportation to contain the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines on March 20, 2020 — Reuters photo A soldier checks the body temperature of a health worker before entering a free shuttle service following the suspension of mass transportation to contain the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines on March 20, 2020 — Reuters photo

The Philippines’ health ministry on Monday confirmed eight new deaths because of the coronavirus outbreak and 16 more infections.

This brings country’s total deaths to 33 and confirmed cases to 396, said Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire.

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