Wed, 15 Jul 2020

BEIJING, May 24 (Xinhua) -- The following are the updates on the global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

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KABUL -- Afghanistan on Sunday reported 584 new COVID-19 cases after the country conducted 1,206 tests since early Saturday, the country's Ministry of Public Health confirmed.

The new infections have brought to 10,582 the total number of people infected to the virus, including 9,289 active cases, throughout the country, the ministry said in a statement.

Two COVID-19 patients died since early Saturday, bringing the death toll to 218.

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DUSHANBE -- A group of Chinese medical experts arrived in the capital of Tajikistan early Sunday to help the country fight its COVID-19 epidemic.

Invited by the Tajik government, the team from China's northwestern Shaanxi Province comprises 14 experts and doctors specializing in respiratory diseases, intensive care, nursing, traditional Chinese medicine, and infectious diseases prevention and control.

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DAKAR -- Senegalese Ministry of Health and Social Action reported on Sunday 71 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of cases to 3,047 in the country.

These 71 new infections came from 889 tests done in the past 24 hours, health ministry Abdoulaye Diouf Sarr said.

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TEHRAN -- Iran on Sunday registered 2,180 new COVID-19 infections, bringing the total number of cases in the country to 135,701 since its outbreak in late February.

Meanwhile, 58 new fatalities were confirmed over the past 24 hours, taking the death toll from the coronavirus to 7,417, according the health ministry.

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MINSK -- Belarus reported 954 new confirmed COVID-19 cases on Sunday, taking its total to 36,198.

Of all the country's confirmed cases, 14,155 people have recovered so far, while 199 people with chronic diseases have died, according to the country's health ministry.

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