Philippines confirms 2,200 more coronavirus cases, 28 deaths

Filipino residents inside a shanty view a police officer wearing a facemask on top of an armored personnel carrier in Navotas City, Philippines. EPA-EFE/FRANCIS R. MALASIG

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The Philippine health ministry on Thursday reported 2,200 new coronavirus infections and 28 new deaths.

In a bulletin, the ministry said total deaths have increased to 1,871 and infections have risen to 74,390.

The Southeast Asian nation’s coronavirus task force on Thursday reimposed a ban on non-essential outbound travel of Filipinos, two weeks after it lifted it.

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