Philippines reports eight new coronavirus deaths, 16 more cases

Lockdown in Philippine main island to contain the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19)

MANILA (Reuters) - 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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(Reporting by Neil Jerome Morales; Editing by Christian Schmollinger)