Philippines reports 264 new coronavirus cases, total at 11,350
The Philippines’ daily tally of new coronavirus infections rose by 264 on Tuesday, increasing the total number of COVID-19 cases to 11,350.
The Department of Health (DOH) said in a report that 107 more patients have recovered from the disease, bringing the number of recoveries to 2,106. It said that 25 more patients have died from the COVID-19, bringing the death toll to 751. According to the DOH, 165 cases or 63 percent of the daily cases were reported in Metro Manila, 74 cases or 28 percent in the Central Visayas region in the central Philippines, and 25 cases or nine percent were reported from other parts of the country.
The government announced on Tuesday that Metro Manila, Laguna province in the main island of Luzon, and Cebu City in the central Philippines will be placed under “modified enhanced community quarantine” from May 16 to May 31, or after the lockdown period in many parts of the country lapses in May 15.
Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said the capital region, Laguna and Cebu City continue to be high-risk areas. However, he added that some rules will be eased to slowly open up the country’s economy which shrank 0.2 percent in the first quarter of 2020. Enditem