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Over 10,000 people in South Korea have so far tested positive for coronavirus, the country’s health officials announced Friday.

Officials at the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said 86 new cases were diagnosed Thursday, bringing the national tally to 10,062.

The death toll rose to 175 after five more people died of COVID-19, according to Yonhap News Agency.

The news agency said that the Southeast Asian country may extend its social distancing measures amid surge in infections.

Seoul launched the two-week campaign on March 22, urging people to keep a safe distance from each other by putting

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