Live COVID-19 updates: Russia's COVID-19 cases grow by 9,200 to 272,043

Source: Xinhua| 2020-05-16 17:25:13|Editor: huaxia

BEIJING, May 16 (Xinhua) -- The following are the updates on the global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

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PHNOM PENH -- Cambodia will lift a ban on the exports of fish, white rice and paddy rice that had been put in place to ensure local food security during the COVID-19 pandemic.

"The Royal Government has decided to allow the exports of paddy rice, white rice and fish starting from May 20, 2020 onward," said a government's statement released late on Friday.

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PHNOM PENH -- Cambodia said on Saturday that all of the 122 COVID-19 positive patients in the kingdom had recovered, as the country had detected no new cases of the virus for more than a month.

The last recovered patient is a 36-year-old Cambodian woman from northwest Banteay Meanchey province's Poipet City, said a Ministry of Health (MoH) statement, adding that she was discharged from the Khmer-Soviet Friendship Hospital in Phnom Penh on Saturday morning.

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YANGON -- Myanmar authorities have brought 1,847 nationals stranded in foreign countries back home as of Friday night, a senior official of the Foreign Affairs Ministry told Xinhua on Saturday.

"The fourth batch of Myanmar nationals in Singapore will arrive back today and arrangements are being carried out to repatriate more nationals from countries such as South Korea, Malaysia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Australia, the Philippines and India in the near future," said Director-General Aung Kyaw Zan of the Consular and Legal Affairs Department under the ministry.

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ULAN BATOR -- Mongolia on Friday received more medical supplies from China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region in the fight against the COVID-19 outbreak, the Mongolian Ministry of Health said Saturday.

The medical supplies donated by the government and the Red Cross Society of the autonomous region included a negative pressure ambulance and 5,000 N95 masks, the ministry said in a statement.

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MOSCOW -- Russia reported 9,200 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, raising its total number of infections to 272,043, the country's coronavirus response center said in a statement on Saturday.

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BEIJING -- In the first half of May, most of the domestically transmitted cases of COVID-19 on the Chinese mainland came from clustered infections, said a Chinese health official Saturday.

Asymptomatic cases were reported in various places across the country during the period, said Mi Feng, spokesperson for the National Health Commission, at a press conference. Enditem