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Coronavirus: Philippine cases cross 1 million; Thai PM Prayuth fined US$190 for not wearing mask

The number of coronavirus cases logged in the Philippines since the start of the pandemic topped 1 million on Monday, as a health official warned against easing restrictions, to give hospitals some “breathing room”.Nearly 9,000 new infections in the past 24 hours took the country’s caseload to 1,006,428 – the second-highest in Southeast Asia after Indonesia – with 16,853 fatalities, government figures show.Limited testing means the actual number of cases is probably much higher.A lockdown…

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