A view shows a makeshift barrier set up on a street of a village under lockdown in Manila, Philippines. File/Reuters
The Philippine health ministry on Friday logged 9,838 new coronavirus infections, its highest number of new daily cases.
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The country has seen record new cases in three of the past five days, while the infections reported in the past 10 days accounted for a tenth of its total of 702,856 cases.
The ministry said deaths have increased to 13,149, after 54 more casualties were recorded on Friday.