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Philippines diagnosed 207 new coronavirus cases on Thursday, raising the national total to 5,660.

As many as 13 patients also died in the country in the last 24 hours, taking the tally to 362.

The numbers are among the highest in Southeast Asia, despite strict measures taken by President Rodrigo Duterte to slow the spread of the virus.

He declared a lockdown in the main Philippine island of Luzon on March 17. Public transportation was suspended, commercial establishments closed, and checkpoints set up to seal off city borders.

Law enforcement personnel have been given shoot on sight orders for

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