The Department of Health announced 12 new COVID-19 cases in the country Friday night, raising the total number of confirmed cases to 64.
The department is now conducting extensive information-gathering and contact tracing activities on the 12 new cases. Health Secretary Francisco Duque III appealed for the public's cooperation.
“We continually ask the public to cooperate and help us in the investigation and contact tracing activities. Please contact DOH and call the designated hotline at (02) 8-651-7800 loc. 1149-1150 for any new leads,” said Duque.
President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday announced a community quarantine/lockdown for Metro Manila beginning March 15 until April 14.