March 20, 2020 / 8:43 AM / 9 days ago

Philippines reports 13 new coronavirus infections, one new death

FILE PHOTO: Passengers wearing masks queue to enter the Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Paranaque, Metro Manila, amid fears of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) spreading in Philippines, March 18, 2020. REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez

MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines’ health ministry on Friday recorded 13 new coronavirus cases and one death as the country’s main island is under strict quarantine measures.

The new coronavirus has infected 230 people in the Philippines, resulting in 18 deaths, Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire told a regular news conference.

Reporting by Neil Jerome Morales; Editing by Kevin Liffey

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