Thu, 29 Jul 2021

BEIJING, June 1 (Xinhua) -- The following are the updates on the global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

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YEREVAN -- Armenia's Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan announced via Facebook on Monday that he and his family had tested positive for COVID-19.

Pashinyan said he did not have any symptoms and would continue to work from the prime minister's residence.

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BISHKEK -- Kyrgyzstan on Monday reported 69 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total tally of infections to 1,817.

During his daily online news briefing, the country's Deputy Health Minister Nurbolot Usenbaev said that of the newly infected, 46 people are contacts of confirmed cases, 18 are imported cases and the sources of five cases are unknown.

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ABUJA -- Nigeria confirmed 307 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday, bringing its nationwide tally to 10,162.

The new cases were reported in 14 states and the Federal Capital Territory, said a statement released by the Nigeria Center for Disease Control late Sunday.

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ULAN BATOR -- Mongolia reported six new cases of COVID-19 over the last 24 hours, bringing the national count to 185, the country's National Center for Communicable Disease (NCCD) said Monday.

"A total of 371 tests for COVID-19 were conducted in the country yesterday and six of them were positive," NCCD head Dulmaa Nyamkhuu told a daily press conference.

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SUVA -- China donated medical supplies to Fiji on Monday to help the South Pacific island nation fight against COVID-19.

At the handover ceremony of the medical supplies, Chinese Ambassador to Fiji Qian Bo said China will provide 1,008 test kits for Fiji.

China's Guangdong province provides 20,000 medical masks, 5,000 disposable gloves, 1,000 surgical masks and 500 medical disposable protective clothing to the Fijian government.

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CAPE TOWN -- Some COVID-19 hotspots in South Africa may be placed on a higher alert if special interventions fail to contain the pandemic, President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Sunday.

Different approaches have been introduced to deal with high-infection areas, known as hotspots, and low-infection areas, which require vigilance and surveillance, Ramaphosa said during a virtual engagement with the South African National Editors Forum.

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