Wed, 12 May 2021

BEIJING, May 3 (Xinhua) -- The following are the updates on the global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

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SANTIAGO -- The Chilean Ministry of Health reported 6,122 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, bringing the total to 1,210,920, and registered 104 more deaths, bringing the death toll to 26,561.

The ministry said in its daily report that 1,143,565 people have recovered from the disease so far, while 40,142 are in the active stage, with 3,318 people hospitalized in intensive care units and 2,831 of these patients on ventilators.

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OTTAWA -- Canada reported 7,145 new cases of COVID-19 Sunday, bringing the cumulative total to 1,234,181 cases, including 24,300 deaths, according to CTV.

Coronavirus variants now make up the majority of Canada's new COVID-19 cases, Theresa Tam, Canada's chief public health officer, said on Sunday.

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TUNIS -- Tunisian Health Ministry on Sunday reported 1,009 new COVID-19 cases, raising the total number of infections in the country to 311,743.

The death toll from the virus rose by 60 to 10,868 in Tunisia, the ministry said in a statement.

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HAVANA -- Cuba once again surpassed a thousand daily cases of COVID-19, reporting 1,071 infections and 10 deaths, the Ministry of Public Health reported on Sunday.

With these new figures, the total cases have risen to 108,693 and deaths have risen to 664.

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LONDON -- Another 1,671 people in Britain have tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the total number of coronavirus cases in the country to 4,420,201, according to official figures released Sunday.

The country also reported another 14 coronavirus-related deaths. The total number of coronavirus-related deaths in Britain now stands at 127,538. These figures only include the deaths of people who died within 28 days of their first positive test.

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KATHMANDU -- The Nepali government Sunday decided to suspend domestic flights fully and international flights with India, South Africa and Brazil after the country reported record high COVID-19 cases on the same day, two Nepali cabinet ministers said.

"The cabinet decided to suspend all domestic flights starting from Monday midnight," Gauri Shankar Chaudhary, minister for labour, employment and social security, told Xinhua on Sunday evening. "International flights with India, South African and Brazil will be suspended from mid-night of May 5."

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NAIROBI -- Kenyans rushed to book the standard gauge railway train that shuttles between the capital Nairobi and the coastal city of Mombasa ahead of the resumption of the service on Monday after a one-month hiatus.

The government on Saturday lifted the restriction of movement in and out of Nairobi following a month of lockdown in a bid to curb the spread of COVID-19, thus, allowing resumption of the train service.

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