FILE PHOTO: Teachers answer calls and messages from students in need of assistance on distance learning through a hotline program, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Taguig City, Metro Manila, Philippines, October 7, 2020. Picture taken October 7, 2020. REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez

MANILA (Reuters) – The Philippines’ health ministry on Saturday reported 2,673 new confirmed cases of coronavirus infections and 73 additional fatalities, bringing the total in the country to 354,338 cases and 6,603 deaths.

It also said 539 more individuals had recovered from COVID-19, bringing total recoveries to 295,312.

Reporting by Karen Lema; Editing by William Mallard

source: reuters.com

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