Wed, 08 Jul 2020

BEIJING, June 5 (Xinhua) -- The following are the updates on the global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

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KABUL -- Afghanistan on Friday reported 915 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases, taking the country's total to 18,969, the country's Ministry of Public Health said.

Within the past 24 hours, 1,570 tests were conducted, and 915 were positive cases, the ministry said in a statement.

Up to 309 deaths have been recorded since the outbreak of the pandemic in the country in February, an increase of nine within the past 24 hours.

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YANGON -- A total of 663 hotels, about one-third of the hotels in Myanmar, reopened across regions and states so far after temporary suspension due to the COVID-19 pandemic, an official from the Hotels and Tourism Ministry told Xinhua late Thursday.

"There are 2,053 hotels operating in the country and one-third of them have reopened after getting health and safety inspection passes by the authorities concerned as of May 29," said Deputy Director General U Aung Aye Han of the ministry.

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BISHKEK -- Kyrgyzstan on Friday added 37 COVID-19 cases, raising the total number of infections to 1,936.

Among the newly confirmed, 17 were imported cases, 12 are citizens under medical observation and eight are of unknown sources, the country's Deputy Health Minister Nurbolot Usenbaev said at his daily briefing.

He also reported two new virus-related deaths, raising the death toll to 22.

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BEIJING -- Chinese health authority said Friday that no new domestically transmitted COVID-19 cases were reported on the mainland Thursday.

Five imported cases, including four in Shanghai and one in Sichuan Province, were reported on the mainland, the National Health Commission said in its daily report.

No deaths related to the disease or new suspected cases were reported, according to the commission.

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CAIRO -- Iran on Thursday witnessed a record daily rise in COVID-19 cases amid the continuing resurgence of the coronavirus pandemic.

The total number of COVID-19 cases surged to 164,270 in Iran with 3,574 new ones reported. The death toll in Iran, the highest in the Middle East, climbed to 8,071 after 59 more deaths were reported.

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