Mon, 27 Sep 2021

PHNOM PENH -- Cambodia on Thursday received a new batch of China's Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine, giving the kingdom another boost to its vaccination campaign, a health official said.

The anti-COVID-19 jab purchased from Chinese pharmaceutical company Sinopharm arrived in Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia, by a flight, health ministry's secretary of state Yok Sambath said. (Cambodia-China-COVID-19 vaccine)

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SEOUL -- South Korea's daily COVID-19 cases broke records for two straight days amid the cluster infections in the Seoul metropolitan area, the health authorities said Thursday.

The country reported 1,842 more cases of the COVID-19 for the past 24 hours, raising the total number of infections to 184,103. (South Korea-COVID-19 cases)

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CANBERRA -- Australian Treasurer Josh Frydenberg said on Thursday that coronavirus lockdowns around the country were costing the economy around 300 million Australian dollars (220.4 million U.S. dollars) a day.

Frydenberg said he expected Australia's GDP to be affected in the current quarter as a result of ongoing lockdowns. (Australia-Coronavirus lockdowns-Cost)

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MANILA -- The Philippines' Department of Health (DOH) reported on Thursday 5,828 new COVID-19 infections, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the Southeast Asian country to 1,530,266.

The death toll climbed to 26,891 after 17 more patients died from the viral disease, the DOH said. The Philippines has detected 12 additional highly infectious Delta variant cases, the DOH said Thursday. (Philippines-COVID-19)

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