Wed, 01 Dec 2021

YANGON -- Another batch of 1 million doses of Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine donated by China arrived in Myanmar's Yangon on Saturday, according to a release from the Information Ministry.

The ministry's release said 10.3 million people have been fully vaccinated while over 4.9 million people have received first jabs of COVID-19 vaccines as of Friday. (Myanmar-China-Vaccine)

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KAROT, Pakistan -- The Karot Hydropower Project, a major pilot project under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), successfully closed the gates of the diversion tunnels on Saturday, starting reservoir impoundment.

Invested by the China Three Gorges Corporation (CTG) with a total of about 1.74 billion U.S. dollars, the Karot hydropower project in Pakistan's eastern Punjab province is the fourth level of the five cascade hydropower stations planned for the Jhelum River. (Pakistan-China-Hydropower)

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NEW DELHI -- India's COVID-19 tally rose to 34,499,925 on Saturday, as 10,302 new cases were registered during the past 24 hours across the country, showed the federal health ministry's latest data.

Besides, 267 new deaths due to the pandemic since Friday morning took the total death toll to 465,349. (India-COVID-19)

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HANOI -- Vietnam reported 9,531 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday, including 9,518 locally transmitted and 13 imported, according to its Ministry of Health.

The infections brought the total tally to 1,084,625, with 23,685 deaths, said the ministry. Nationwide, as many as 900,337 COVID-19 patients have so far recovered, up 16,773 from Friday. (Vietnam-COVID-19)

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ISLAMABAD -- Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday reaffirmed his government's commitment to uphold children's rights and ensure a better future for every child in the country.

The Pakistani government is determined to ensure that every child's rights, including development, education, healthcare, participation, dignity and security are upheld, the prime minister said in a message on the occasion of World Children's Day. (Pakistan-Children's Day-Commitment)

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