Mon, 18 Jan 2021

HONG KONG -- Hong Kong's Center for Health Protection (CHP) reported 90 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, taking its total tally to 6,589.

The new confirmed cases involved 79 local infections, including 31 cases with unknown origins, with the remaining 11 cases being imported, Chuang Shuk-kwan, head of the CHP's Communicable Disease Branch, said at a press briefing. (Hong Kong-COVID-19-Tally)

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MANILA -- The Department of Health (DOH) of the Philippines on Thursday reported 1,061 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, bringing the country's total tally to 435,413.

The DOH said that 328 more patients recovered, raising the total number of recoveries to 399,325. The death toll rose to 8,446 after 10 more patients died from the coronavirus epidemic. (Philippines-COVID-19-Tally)

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CANBERRA -- Rates of imprisonment, suicide and self-harm continue to rise among indigenous Australians, a government report has found.

The Productivity Commission, the government's research and advisory body, on Thursday published the latest Overcoming Indigenous Disadvantage (OID) report. (Australia-Indigenous Australians-Report-Suicide)

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SEOUL -- Six more U.S. soldiers and two other individuals in South Korea tested positive for COVID-19, the U.S. Forces Korea (USFK) said Thursday.

The USFK said in a statement that eight USFK-affiliated individuals were confirmed with COVID-19 after arriving in South Korea between Nov. 17 and Dec. 1. (South Korea-USFK-COVID-19)

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BANGKOK -- Huawei Technologies (Thailand) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on 5G smart hospital with the Faculty of Medicine of Siriraj Hospital under Thailand's Mahidol University, to establish a smart platform that will enhance innovative medical services, local media reported.

The signing ceremony was held on Wednesday at Siriraj Medical Research Center in Bangkok between Abel Deng, CEO of Huawei Technologies (Thailand) and Prof. Prasit Watanapa, dean of the Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University. (Thailand-Huawei-MoU-5G)

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