Mon, 02 Aug 2021

BEIJING, June 14 (Xinhua) -- The following are the updates on the global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

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MANILA -- The Philippines' Department of Health (DOH) reported on Monday 6,426 new COVID-19 infections, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the Southeast Asian country to 1,322,053.

The death toll climbed to 22,845 after 57 more patients died from the viral disease, the DOH said.

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HARARE -- Zimbabwe has banned all sporting activities as part of new COVID-19 restrictions aimed at curtailing the spread of COVID-19.

In a statement on Sunday, the Sports and Recreation Commission advised sports associations that all sporting events have been suspended indefinitely.

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JAKARTA -- The COVID-19 cases in Indonesia rose by 8,189 within one day to 1,919,547, with the death toll adding by 237 to 53,116, the Health Ministry said on Monday.

According to the ministry, 6,143 more people were discharged from hospitals, bringing the total number of recovered patients to 1,751,234.

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ISTANBUL -- Turkey's daily COVID-19 vaccine shots are expected to break a record at home Monday, with 750,000 people registered to receive a jab.

"We are reaching the highest daily doses ever with 750,000 shots in one day," Turkish Health Minister Fahrettin Koca tweeted, adding the pandemic has regressed and that "the day of its defeat is approaching."

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MOSCOW -- Russia registered 13,721 new COVID-19 infections in the last 24 hours, down from 14,723 the day before, official data showed Monday, after Moscow introduced new measures to curb a surge in the pandemic.

Russia's cumulative caseload has now reached 5,222,408 and the COVID-19 death toll rose by 371 to 126,801, the country's monitoring and response center said.

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GUANGZHOU -- Authorities in Guangzhou, the capital of south China's Guangdong Province, announced Monday that the local senior high school entrance examination scheduled for June 20-22 would be postponed to July over COVID-19.

The decision was made to protect the health of teachers and students per epidemic prevention and control measures as the exam in the current situation could increase cross-infection risks, the municipal education department said.

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ULAN BATOR -- Mongolia reported 2,263 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, renewing a record number of daily infections for five consecutive days, the country's health ministry said Monday.

A total of 10,790 tests for COVID-19 were conducted across Mongolia over the past 24 hours and the latest cases were local infections, the ministry said in a statement.

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