Philippines breaks daily record for COVID-19 with nearly 10,000 cases

MANILA (Reuters) – The Philippines reported 9,838 coronavirus cases on Friday, marking the highest daily jump since the pandemic began, as the World Bank warned that vaccinations needed to be a priority to limit further deaths and support the country’s health system. A recent spike in infections has forced authorities to widen tighter restrictions in the capital Manila to surrounding provinces, but once-a-day religious services with up to 10% of a church’s capacity will be allowed in the week ahead of Easter. The Philippines, which is facing the second worst outbreak in Southeast Asia after In…

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