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Philippines reports 10 new coronavirus deaths, 740 more cases

Reuters/Manila
Filed on June 11, 2020
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Barbers wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) tend to customers as barbershops and salons are allowed to reopen after over two months of lockdown amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Mandaluyong City, Metro Manila, Philippines, June 8, 2020.

(Reuters)

The country's coronavirus task force will meet on Thursday to decide on further loosening quarantine measures in the capital.

The Philippines' health ministry on Wednesday confirmed 10 more coronavirus deaths and 740 additional infections, the highest single-day increase in cases in one week.

In a bulletin, the ministry said total deaths have increased to 1,027 while confirmed cases have reached 23,732.

The country's coronavirus task force will meet on Thursday to decide on further loosening quarantine measures in the capital.


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