Live COVID-19 updates: Cuba receives medical donation from China

Source: Xinhua| 2020-05-07 15:26:56|Editor: huaxia

BEIJING, May 7 (Xinhua) -- The following are the updates on the global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

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HAVANA -- Cuba received on Wednesday a donation of medical supplies from the International Department of the Communist Party of China Central Committee amid the Caribbean nation's efforts to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.

Some 60,000 surgical face masks and 6,000 N95 face masks were handed over to Angel Arzuaga, deputy head of International Relations for the Communist Party of Cuba Central Committee, by Chinese Ambassador to Cuba Chen Xi at a ceremony at the warehouse of Cuban medical supplies distributing company ENSUME on the outskirts of capital Havana.

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YANGON -- Myanmar authorities brought back 135 Myanmar nationals from Thailand and 38 from Bangladesh to home by a relief flight on Wednesday, state-run media reported Thursday.

In order to retrieve the Myanmar nationals from Thailand and Bangladesh, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs coordinated with the Myanmar embassies in Bangkok and Dhaka as well as their local government ministries under the guidelines of the National Level Central Committee on Prevention, Control and Treatment of COVID-19.

The returnees from the two countries will be put under quarantine at designated facilities or hotels for 21 days in line with the directives issued by the Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population and the Ministry of Health and Sports.

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HARBIN -- China's Heilongjiang Province has been classified as a low-risk region.

The provincial COVID-19 epidemic prevention and control headquarters adjusted the epidemic risk level in Linkou County from medium to low level on Thursday. So far, all 125 cities and counties in Heilongjiang are classified as low-risk areas.

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HANOI -- The Vietnamese Ministry of Finance has slashed administration fees in numerous sectors to help the economy get back on its feet when the COVID-19 pandemic eases.

Banks, credit institutions, construction companies and travel firms will be among key beneficiaries of the move, Vietnam News Agency reported on Thursday.

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MUMBAI -- Mumbai has become the first Indian city to surpass the 10,000 cases mark of COVID-19 with the detection of 769 fresh cases Wednesday, said an update by the city civic authority late Wednesday.

The total number of positive cases in India's financial capital stood at 10,527 with 412 deaths so far, including 25 deaths on Wednesday, the update by BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said. Enditem