Philippines records 4,063 new coronavirus cases, SE Asia's highest jump for 2nd day

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The Philippine health ministry on Friday confirmed 4,063 novel infections, reporting the highest daily case increase in Southeast Asia for a second straight day.

In a bulletin, the ministry said total confirmed infections have risen to 93,354, while deaths increased by 40 to 2,023.

President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday maintained coronavirus restrictions in the capital and some provinces for another two weeks to try to control the spread of the virus.

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