Philippines: No strict lockdown despite big spike in Covid-19 cases as total nears 598,000

Women activists hold a rally near the Malacanang presidential palace to mark International Women's Day on Monday, March 8, 2021 in Manila, Philippines. The group said that they are holding Duterte's government accountable for the rise of unemployment, poverty and human rights violations during the Covid-19 pandemic. - AP

MANILA, March 8 (Xinhua): The Philippines' Department of Health (DOH) reported on Monday 3,356 new Covid-19 infections, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the South-East Asian country to 597,763.

The death toll climbed to 12,521 after five more patients died from the viral disease, the DOH said. It added 61 more patients recovered, raising the total number of recoveries to 545,912.

Subscribe now to our Premium Plan for an ad-free and unlimited reading experience!

Next In Aseanplus News

Motor racing-Verstappen on pole for Spanish Grand Prix
Asean News Headlines at 9pm on Saturday (June 3, 2023)
Chinese man jailed 33 years for pushing pregnant wife off cliff in Thailand
Fines slapped on six offenders caught selling fuel illegally in Singapore
Walking monks on final stopovers before Borobudur temple in Indonesia
Top execs want a new Thai government in office as soon as possible
Philippines warns of new ‘iron curtain’; any conflict at South China Sea could be devastating for Asean region
Vietnam Festival 2023 kicks off in Japan in grand style
Asean Para Games 12 flag-raising ceremony held in Phnom Penh
Renewable energy surges, driven by solar boom and high fuel prices, report finds

Others Also Read