May 12, 2020 / 8:16 AM / 23 days ago

Philippines reports 25 coronavirus deaths, 264 more infections

FILE PHOTO: A village officer dressed as the Star Wars character Darth Vader rides a small boat to deliver relief goods to residents in the flooded Artex Compound in Malabon, Metro Manila, Philippines, May 4, 2020. REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez

MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines’ Health Ministry on Tuesday reported 25 more coronavirus deaths and 264 additional infections.

In a bulletin, the ministry said total deaths had reached 751 while confirmed cases have risen to 11,350. But 107 more patients have recovered, bringing total recoveries to 2,106.

President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday announced an extension of lockdown measures in the capital to June, making it among the world’s longest community quarantines to try to contain the coronavirus outbreak.

Reporting by Neil Jerome Morales; Editing by Alison Williams

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