Wed, 27 Jan 2021

BEIJING, May 30 (Xinhua) -- The following are the updates on the global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

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HANOI -- Vietnam reported a new case of COVID-19 infection on Saturday, bringing its total confirmed cases to 328 with zero death so far, according to its Ministry of Health.

The latest case was a one-year-old Vietnamese boy recently returning to the country from Russia, said the ministry, noting that 33 other passengers on the same flight with the baby had been confirmed to have contracted the virus.

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HARARE -- The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Zimbabwe has risen to 160 after 11 more tested positive Friday.

The latest cases are seven returnees from South Africa and two from Botswana while the other two are local transmissions, according to an update from the Ministry of Health and Child Care on Saturday.

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DAKAR -- Senegalese Ministry of Health and Social Action announced on Saturday 106 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of infections to 3,535 in the country.

Out of 1,370 tests carried out in the past 24 hours, 106 returned positive, including 94 follow-up contact cases and 12 community transmission cases, Senegalese health minister Abdoulaye Diouf Sarr said during the daily briefing.

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KUWAIT CITY -- Kuwait on Saturday reported 1,008 new cases of COVID-19 and 11 more deaths, raising the tally of infections to 26,192 and the death toll to 205, the health ministry said in a statement.

Currently, 15,831 patients are receiving treatment, including 206 in ICU, according to the statement.

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GABORONE -- China on Friday donated medical protective supplies to Botswana to help the country fight COVID-19.

An aircraft carrying the consignment arrived at Sir Seretse Khama International Airport in Gaborone, Botswana's capital city on Wednesday and was received by Botswana's Minister of Health and Wellness Lemogang Kwape and Chinese Ambassador to Botswana Zhao Yanbo.

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MOSCOW -- Russia confirmed 8,952 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, raising its total number of infections to 396,575, its coronavirus response center said in a statement Saturday.

The death toll increased by 181 to 4,555, while 167,469 people have recovered, including 8,212 over the last 24 hours, according to the statement.

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