WORLD Philippines COVID-19 cases jump to 3,764, death toll hits 177

WORLD

Philippines COVID-19 cases jump to 3,764, death toll hits 177

By Zhao Yipu | People's Daily app

17:49, April 07, 2020

000_1QE4Q4 (1).jpg

Catholic faithfuls in an urban community on the outskirts of Manila attend a mass via online live streaming of Palm Sunday on April 5, 2020. (Photo: AFP)

Bangkok (People's Daily) - The Department of Health (DOH) of the Philippines reported 104 new coronavirus cases in the country, and 14 more deaths on Tuesday, raising the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases nationwide to 3,764, with deaths toll reaching 177. Eleven new patients recovered from the COVID-19, raising total recoveries to 84.

On Tuesday morning, the Philippine government announced the extension of its "enhanced community quarantine" (ECQ) or lockdown for the entire Luzon until April 30, from the original April 12. "Such extension of the ECQ shall be without prejudice to the discretion of the president to relax that implementation of the ECQ in some local jurisdictions or the granting of exemptions in favor of certain sectors such as public health considerations and food security," Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles said at a press briefing this morning.

Under the ECQ or lockdown, millions in Luzon were ordered to stay home, while businesses and schools were shuttered and mass transportations systems were suspended.

Related Stories

Terms of Service & Privacy Policy

We have updated our privacy policy to comply with the latest laws and regulations. The updated policy explains the mechanism of how we collect and treat your personal data. You can learn more about the rights you have by reading our terms of service. Please read them carefully. By clicking AGREE, you indicate that you have read and agreed to our privacy policies

Agree and continue