March 17, 2020 / 8:56 AM / 13 days ago

Philippines reports 45 new coronavirus infections

MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines’ health ministry on Tuesday reported 45 new confirmed cases of coronavirus, bringing the country’s total to 187, all but three of those in the past 11 days.

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday ordered an community quarantine covering more than half of the 107 million population to stem the spread of the coronavirus, which has killed 12 people there.

Reporting by Neil Jerome Morales; editing by John Stonestreet

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