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BEIJING, July 2 (Xinhua) -- The following are the updates on the global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

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NEW DELHI -- The total COVID-19 cases in India surpassed 600,000-mark, reaching 604,641 on Thursday, and the death toll rose to 17,834, said the latest data released by the federal health ministry.

The ministry said 434 new deaths due to COVID-19, besides fresh 19,148 positive cases, were reported during the past 24 hours across the country, taking the number of deaths to 17,834 and the total cases to 604,641.

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BEIJING -- Beijing reported one new confirmed domestically transmitted COVID-19 case on Wednesday, the municipal health commission said Thursday.

Two asymptomatic cases and no new suspected cases were reported, and two people were discharged from hospital after recovery on Wednesday, the commission said in a daily report.

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KIGALI -- Rwanda's Ministry of Health will on Thursday launch a COVID-19 street testing survey in the capital city here and at its entry points to probe the COVID-19 situation in the city, a senior health official said Wednesday.

The testing will be random and Kigali has been chosen to do the survey due to mass movement in the city, Rwandan Minister of State in charge of Primary Healthcare Tharcisse Mpunga said during a news program of Rwanda Television.

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WELLINGTON -- New Zealand reported two new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday in managed isolation and quarantine facilities, according to the country's Ministry of Health.

There continue to be no new cases in the community, a ministry statement said.

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RIO DE JANEIRO -- Brazil's COVID-19 death toll climbed to 60,632 on Wednesday after 1,038 deaths were reported the previous day, the country's health ministry said.

The national count of COVID-19 infections rose to 1,448,753 after 46,712 new cases had been reported in the past 24 hours, the ministry added.

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ABUJA -- The Nigerian government said late Wednesday that domestic flights would soon resume after weeks of restriction to curb the COVID-19 pandemic.

Aviation minister Hadi Sirika said in a tweet that domestic flight operations would resume only at the Abuja and Lagos airports on July 8, while other airports would resume operations between July 11 and July 15.

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