The Philippines on Monday imposed an “enhanced community quarantine” on an area housing nearly 57 million people in the country’s northern Luzon island which also houses capital Manila.

Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo informed journalists today that “enhanced community quarantine” would be imposed “immediately,” according to the Manila-based

The move came after the country reported more coronavirus cases on Sunday. Officials said 11 people have died in the country due to the infection while another 140 have tested positive for the disease including additional cases yesterday.

The Department of the Interior and Local Government will issue guidelines on the

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