China News Service, March 15 According to a report by Singapore’s Lianhe Zaobao, on the 15th local time, Philippine President Duterte’s spokesman Harry Rock confirmed that he tested positive for the new crown virus.

However, he said that he had not had any contact with Duterte after obtaining the test results.

Data map: Philippine President Duterte.

Photo courtesy of the Chinese Embassy in the Philippines issued by China News Service

  According to reports, Locke stated that he would conduct regular self-tests before meeting with Duterte, so the test results on the 15th were "shocking."

Locke said that the last time he was with Duterte was on March 11, but he tested negative the day before the meeting and kept his distance from the president.

  Locke also stated that he did not show any symptoms but would continue to work remotely in the isolation facility.

  According to Reuters, the cumulative number of confirmed cases in the Philippines has exceeded 621,000, with more than 12,000 deaths.

Due to the fact that Metro Manila, the capital of the Philippines, is classified as a "high-risk zone", starting from March 15th, a two-week curfew will be implemented again. The curfew will be from 10 pm to 5 am the next day.