Philippine records 9 new coronavirus deaths, 96 new infections

Shops install a makeshift plastic barrier as a protection from coronavirus disease, in Quezon City

MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines has recorded nine new coronavirus deaths, bringing the total to 54, the health ministry said on Friday.

It also reported 96 new confirmed cases, the highest daily increase, bringing the tally to 803.

(Reporting by Neil Jerome Morales; Editing by Catherine Evans)