Wed, 08 Jul 2020

BEIJING, May 30 (Xinhua) -- The following are the updates on the global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

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MOSCOW -- Russia confirmed 8,952 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, raising its total number of infections to 396,575, its coronavirus response center said in a statement Saturday.

The death toll increased by 181 to 4,555, while 167,469 people have recovered, including 8,212 over the last 24 hours, according to the statement.

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KUALA LUMPUR -- Malaysia reported 30 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday, pushing the national total to 7,762, the Health Ministry said.

Health Ministry Director-General Noor Hisham Abdullah said at a press briefing that three of the new cases are imported, while 27 being local transmissions of which 17 are foreign nationals and 10 are locals.

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GABORONE -- China on Friday donated medical protective supplies to Botswana to help the country fight COVID-19.

An aircraft carrying the consignment arrived at Sir Seretse Khama International Airport in Gaborone, Botswana's capital city on Wednesday and was received by Botswana's Minister of Health and Wellness Lemogang Kwape and Chinese Ambassador to Botswana Zhao Yanbo.

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BISHKEK -- Kyrgyzstan's nationwide tally of confirmed COVID-19 cases reached 1,722 after 60 new cases were reported on Saturday.

Deputy Health Minister Nurbolot Usenbaev said at his daily online news briefing that most of the new cases are close contacts of confirmed cases.

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TASHKENT -- Uzbekistan has extended quarantine measures until June 15 while easing some lockdown restrictions to allow many businesses to reopen, the Special Republican Commission to Combat Coronavirus said Saturday.

Restrictions are eased in districts, towns and cities depending on the sanitary and epidemiological situation of COVID-19, which Uzbek authorities have divided into red, yellow and green levels of quarantine severity.

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MALE -- The number of COVID-19 cases in the Maldives reached 1,591 on Saturday, according to data from the Heath Protection Agency (HPA).

Fourty-four additional COVID-19 cases including 13 Maldivians, 29 Bangladeshis and two Indians were confirmed on Saturday as of 3:30 a.m. local time.

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QUITO -- A public security network designed by Chinese engineers has become a strategic tool of Ecuadoran authorities to protect public health and social stability amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Juan Zapata, general director of the Integrated Security Service ECU 911, Ecuador's integrated emergency service hotline, recently told Xinhua that the Chinese-made technological platform that supports the country's emergency response system has been incredibly important during the global health crisis.

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SUVA -- A Fijian COVID-19 patient was charged on Saturday for breaching self-quarantine in Labasa, capital of Fiji's second largest island of Vanua Levu.

According to Fijivillage, a local news website, the 54-year-old Mohammad Saheed, Fiji's ninth COVID-19 patient from the village of Soasoa near Labasa, appeared in a special court sitting at the Labasa Magistrates Court.

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