Tue, 29 Sep 2020

BEIJING, Aug. 10 (Xinhua) -- The following are the updates on the global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

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BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN -- Brunei reported no new cases of COVID-19 on Monday with the national tally of cases standing at 142.

According to Brunei's Ministry of Health, no more recoveries were recorded on Monday, maintaining the total number of recovered cases at 138. There is one active case being treated at the National Isolation Center, who was recorded on Aug. 7.

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KUALA LUMPUR -- Malaysia reported 11 new COVID-19 infections, the Health Ministry said on Monday, bringing the national total to 9,094.

Health Ministry Director-General Noor Hisham Abdullah said in a press briefing that five cases are imported and six more are local transmissions.

Another 19 cases have been released, bringing the total cured and discharged to 8,803 or 96.8 percent of all cases.

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DHAKA -- Bangladesh reported nearly 3,000 new COVID-19 cases on Monday, taking the total to 260,507, with more than half of the patients having recovered.

Nasima Sultana, a senior Health Ministry official, said in a briefing in Dhaka Monday that "2,907 new COVID-19 positive cases and 39 deaths were reported in the last 24 hours across Bangladesh."

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COLOMBO -- All state-owned schools across Sri Lanka re-opened on Monday after being shut for over a month amid the COVID-19 pandemic which has infected more than 2,800 people in the island country, the Education Ministry said.

Schools re-opened for all grades under strict health guidelines which included students wearing face masks and maintaining hand hygiene at regular intervals.

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TBILISI -- Georgia confirmed 25 new COVID-19 cases on Monday, bringing its total to 1,250.

Five of the 25 new cases are imported, the National Center for Disease Control and Public Health (NCDC) said.

As of Monday, 1,010 of the 1,250 patients have recovered, while 17 others have died, the center said.

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DALIAN -- Northeast China's Dalian city lifted the neighborhood lockdown policy in another medium-risk area from Monday after no new domestically-transmitted COVID-19 cases had been reported in the city for several days, local authorities said.

The city government told a press conference that lockdown management in all four medium-risk areas of Dalian, Liaoning Province, had been lifted after the adjustment. The coastal city now has one high-risk zone.

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KABUL -- Afghanistan reported 56 new COVID-19 cases on Monday, bringing the total tally to 37,162 cases, the country's Ministry of Public Health said.

"During the past 24 hours, 332 suspected cases were tested, out of which 56 cases were tested coronavirus positive in 10 provinces of the country's 34 provinces," the ministry said in a statement.

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