Philippines reports 227 new coronavirus cases, eight more deaths

Empty streets are seen as the lockdown continues to contain the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Manila

MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines recorded 227 new coronavirus cases and eight more deaths on Wednesday, the health ministry said.

The latest figures brought the total number of infections and deaths in the country to 2,311 and 96, respectively.

(Reporting by Karen Lema; Editing by Andrew Heavens)