Fri, 17 Sep 2021

BEIJING, July 26 (Xinhua) -- The following are the updates on the global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

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SAO PAULO -- Brazil has registered 476 more COVID-19 deaths in the past 24 hours, raising its national death toll to 549,924, the health ministry said on Sunday.

Meanwhile, the total caseload rose to 19,688,663 after 18,129 new cases were detected, the ministry said.

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BUENOS AIRES -- Argentina registered 7,506 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday, raising the national count to 4,846,615, the country's health ministry said.

The ministry said 137 more deaths were reported, bringing the national death toll to 103,721.

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JAKARTA -- Indonesia will extend the COVID-19 restrictions for the next eight days to control the transmission of COVID-19, President Joko Widodo said on Sunday.

"By considering the aspects of health, economy and social dynamics, we decided to continue implementing the level 4 PPKM (public activity restrictions) from July 26 to Aug 2," Widodo said in a virtual press conference.

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HARARE -- Zimbabwe on Sunday received the sixth batch of COVID-19 vaccines from China as the southern African country ramps up its inoculation drive to tame the spread of COVID-19.

The latest delivery of Sinovac vaccines comes at a time when the country is scaling up its vaccination program in the wake of the third wave of infections that has pushed the total number of COVID-19 related deaths to over 3,000.

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