Thu, 13 May 2021

BEIJING, April 11 (Xinhua) -- The following are the updates on the global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

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BANGKOK -- Thailand on Sunday saw its highest daily record of 967 new COVID-19 cases largely due to cluster spreads in the capital and other provinces, according to the Center for the COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA).

Of the new cases, 964 were reported as domestic and three others were imported. Among them, 517 of the domestic infections were related to the cluster spreads from nightlife venues where the first local cases of B.1.1.7 variant were reported a few days ago, the CCSA report said.

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PHNOM PENH -- Cambodia on Sunday confirmed 157 new COVID-19 cases and three more fatalities in the last 24 hours, the country's Ministry of Health (MoH) said in a statement.

The new infections included 156 local cases and one imported case.

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NEW DELHI -- The Indian capital of New Delhi is witnessing its fourth COVID-19 wave as a single-day spike of 10,732 new COVID-19 cases was seen, in contrast to last month when less than 200 cases were being reported every day, said the national capital's Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday.

Ruling out the option of lockdown to contain the COVID-19 spread, the minister appealed to the people at large to go for vaccination, and follow COVID-19 protocols like wearing masks and washing hands regularly even after taking vaccine jabs.

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ULAN BATOR -- Mongolia recorded 831 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, taking the national count to 15,014, the National Center for Communicable Diseases said Sunday.

Meanwhile, three more deaths and 284 more recoveries were reported, taking the nationwide counts to 27 and 9,159, respectively, the center said.

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