Wed, 22 Sep 2021

BEIJING, July 23 (Xinhua) -- The following are the updates on the global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

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YANGON -- Myanmar reported 5,506 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, bringing the tally to 258,870, according to a release from the Ministry of Health and Sports on Friday.

The death toll increased to 6,459 after 326 more deaths were reported, the release said.

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HANOI -- Vietnam reported another record high of 7,307 new COVID-19 infections on Friday, surging from the previous record of 6,194 cases registered on Thursday, according to the Ministry of Health.

The new infections included 7,295 locally transmitted and 12 imported, bringing the total tally to 81,678 with 370 deaths, the ministry said.

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PHNOM PENH -- Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen on Friday decided to bring forward a COVID-19 vaccination drive for adolescents aged from 12 to 17 to Aug. 1.

The prime minister first set Aug. 6 for the campaign, but changed his decision a few hours later in order to enable the adolescent group to get the jabs sooner, according to a Fresh News report.

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JERUSALEM -- The number of active coronavirus cases in Israel surpassed 10,000 on Friday morning, according to data released by the country's Ministry of Health.

The number of active cases in Israel has risen since Thursday evening by 452 to 10,194, the highest since March 27, it said.

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BEIJING -- The State Council joint prevention and control mechanism against COVID-19 has sent a working team to Nanjing, capital of east China's Jiangsu Province, to provide guidance on epidemic response, according to information from the National Health Commission.

The team will help with local epidemic control efforts including medical treatment, epidemiological investigation, management of close contacts and community-level prevention and control.

Nanjing on Thursday reported 12 new locally transmitted COVID-19 cases and six asymptomatic cases, local health authorities said Friday.

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