More than 200 people have died in a deadly outbreak of Ebola in the Philippines, with a second death confirmed.
The outbreak has forced the closure of the country’s main airport, a third of its ports, and the closing of its main hospital.
The country’s health ministry said the death toll rose to at least 2,087 on Wednesday, while the World Health Organization said the number of confirmed cases rose to 2,829 on Thursday.
The health ministry, citing the World Bank, said a total of 6,079 people have tested positive for Ebola.
The WHO has said the country is facing a “grave threat of spreading the virus” and has ordered a rapid investigation into the death of a man who died of the disease on Wednesday.
Health Minister Ramon Lopez has ordered the lockdown of hospitals, the closure for two weeks and the detention of people suspected of having the virus.
The government also ordered a mandatory vaccination campaign for all public-sector workers.
In an interview with a news channel on Thursday, Lopez said the outbreak had affected “all sectors of the economy, including the people who work for us.”
“We have to have a strong and coordinated response to this,” he said.
The Philippines has the world’s fourth-largest number of Ebola cases.
The latest case was reported on Thursday in a hospital in the central city of Quezon City, a spokesman for the Philippine National Police (PNP) said.
The person died of Ebola, the spokesman said.