Tue, 29 Sep 2020

BEIJING, Aug. 9 (Xinhua) -- The following are the updates on the global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

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HONG KONG -- Hong Kong's Center for Health Protection reported 72 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, bringing the total confirmed cases to 4,079.

The number of new cases, including 63 local infections, marked the seventh straight day for the daily increase in Hong Kong to stay below 100. Meanwhile, there were also about 40 preliminary confirmed cases.

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MOSCOW -- Russia registered 5,189 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, taking its total to 887,536, the country's COVID-19 response center said in a statement Sunday.

Meanwhile, 77 new deaths were reported, taking the nationwide count to 14,931.

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MANILA -- The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the Philippines surged to 129,913 after the Department of Health (DOH) reported 3,109 new daily cases on Sunday.

The DOH said that the number of recoveries further rose to 67,673 after it reported 654 more patients have survived the disease.

The death toll also increased to 2,270 after 61 more patients have succumbed to the viral disease, the DOH added.

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BEIJING -- Beijing started to offer 2.8 million coupons on Saturday in the latest move to spur consumption that is recovering from the COVID-19 blow, the Beijing Municipal Commerce Bureau said Saturday.

The coupons are available on the application of China's e-commerce giant JD.com. Two million coupons can be used at participating restaurants and retailers in Beijing, and 800,000 coupons can buy products equipped with smart technologies.

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