Sat, 04 Jul 2020

BEIJING, May 31 (Xinhua) -- The following are the updates on the global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

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TEHRAN -- Iran on Sunday registered 63 new deaths over the past 24 hours, bringing the death toll to 7,797, according to state TV.

During an online press conference, Kianush Jahanpur, head of Public Relations and Information Center of the Ministry of Health and Medical Education, confirmed 2,516 new infection cases, taking the total cases to 151,466.

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DHAKA -- Bangladesh Sunday reported 40 new COVID-19 deaths and 2,545 new patients in just one day - by far the country's biggest one-day tally since the crisis begun in the country on March 8.

The highest single-day rise in deaths came just a day after the country reported 28 COVID-19 fatalities.

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HARARE -- The number of COVID-19 positive cases in Zimbabwe rose to 174 as 14 more cases have been confirmed, the health ministry has said.

In its latest update Sunday morning, the Ministry of Health and Child Care said of the 14 new cases were seven returnees and seven local transmissions.

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KUWAIT CITY -- Kuwait on Sunday reported 851 new cases of COVID-19 and seven more deaths, raising the tally of infections to 27,043 and the death toll to 212, the health ministry said in a statement.

Currently, 15,445 patients are receiving treatment, including 200 in ICU, according to the statement.

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KUALA LUMPUR -- Malaysia reported 57 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday, pushing the national total to 7,819, the Health Ministry said.

Health Ministry Director-General Noor Hisham Abdullah said at a press briefing that 10 of the new cases are imported, with 47 more being local transmissions of which 43 are foreign nationals from a cluster at an immigration detention facility and three new clusters in the central Pahang state.

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MADRID -- Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez will this week ask parliament to grant a sixth and also final extension of the State of Alarm, which was put into effect on March 15 to help control the spread of COVID-19.

Sanchez confirmed he would make the request for the extension during his weekly video conference with the leaders of Spain's 17 autonomous communities on Sunday morning, reported Spanish state TV network RTVE.

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WUHAN -- The Yellow Crane Tower, a landmark tourist attraction in Wuhan, the Chinese city once hardest-hit by the novel coronavirus, will fully reopen to the public on Monday.

Tourists can book online to visit the main tower and the exhibition centers at the tourism hot spot from June following its partial reopening on April 29.

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