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Health

Philippines reports 4,650 new coronavirus cases, 111 additional deaths

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MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippine health ministry on Wednesday confirmed 4,650 new coronavirus infections and 111 additional deaths.

In a bulletin, the ministry said total confirmed cases have risen to 173,774, the highest in Southeast Asia, while deaths have increased to 2,795.

The government on Wednesday relaxed a strict lockdown in the capital and nearby provinces, allowing more business establishments to resume operations.

Reporting by Neil Jerome Morales; Editing by Martin Petty

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