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Philippines sees 6,895 new coronavirus infections

People line up to avail of free food items at the Diliman Community Pantry inside UP Diliman Campus in Quezon City, April 28 2021. The pantry is only limited to 400 individuals a day to avoid overcrowding and to ensure health protocols are followed. (The STAR/Boy Santos)

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines on Wednesday recorded 6,895 additional COVID-19 cases, bringing the total number of infections to 1,020,495.

  • Active cases: 67,769 or 6.6% of the total
  • Recoveries: 10,739, pushing total to 935,695
  • Deaths: 115, bringing total to 17,031

What’s new today? 

  • Russian-manufactured Sputnik V vaccines will arrive in the country next month instead of this week, Malacañang announced, citing logistical challenges again.
  • Metro Manila mayors recommended implementing a “flexible” modified enhanced community quarantine in the capital region after April 30, which will allow more economic activities while retaining border control.
  • More than a year into the pandemic, a senator urged the government’s COVID-19 task force to craft guidelines for “automatic travel bans” on countries with high COVID-19 cases or new variants.
  • The Supreme Court has approved financial aid to court judges and employees who were hospitalized and died due to COVID-19, the Office of the Court Administrator said.
  • Some minimum wage workers and overseas Filipino workers under the A4 priority group will be vaccinated against COVID-19 as part of a “symbolic inoculation ceremony” on May 1, Labor Day, Malacañang said.

LIVE updates: COVID-19 in the Philippines 2021

— Bella Perez-Rubio with a report from Xave Gregorio

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