A coronaviruses epidemic has killed more than 500 people in the Philippines, according to the country’s government.
The Health Ministry says the latest coronaviral outbreak, which began in the countrys capital Manila, is the worst in recent memory.
The coronavivirus, first identified in the US, has been spreading quickly through the Philippines in recent days, causing panic among families and businesses in crowded, crowded markets and restaurants.
The health ministry says it is not aware of any deaths and no cases of respiratory infections.
The Philippines has been hit by two outbreaks of the virus, the first in April and the second in September, which have killed more and more people.
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