COVID-19 updates: Russia sees cases soar with over 6,000 new infections in past 24 hours

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A man wearing face mask walks on the street in Moscow, Russia, April 9, 2020. Russia's COVID-19 cases grew by a new daily record of 1,459 in the last 24 hours to reach 10,131 on Thursday, covering most regions of the country, official data showed. The death toll rose to 76 from the previous day's 63, and 698 people have recovered, including 118 in the last 24 hours, Russia's coronavirus response center said in a statement. (Xinhua/Evgeny Sinitsyn)
A man wearing face mask walks on the street in Moscow, Russia, April 9, 2020. Russia's COVID-19 cases grew by a new daily record of 1,459 in the last 24 hours to reach 10,131 on Thursday, covering most regions of the country, official data showed. The death toll rose to 76 from the previous day's 63, and 698 people have recovered, including 118 in the last 24 hours, Russia's coronavirus response center said in a statement. (Xinhua/Evgeny Sinitsyn)

The following are the updates on the global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
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MOSCOW — Russia registered 6,411 new COVID-19 cases over the past 24 hours, with the total number of infected cases rising to 93,558 as of Tuesday, the country’s coronavirus response center said in a statement.
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TOKYO — Tokyo 2020 spokesman Masa Takaya said here on Tuesday that the organizers will be focused on delivering the Olympic Games on the new dates in 2021 even though an effective coronavirus vaccine is not yet available.

Asked by several reporters at an online briefing, Takaya said: “We have been addressing the question frequently, but we have the same answer. We have the new dates. Our mission is to deliver the games on the new dates which have been set.”
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KIGALI — Rwanda is trying to mobilize resources to revive the economy from the impact of the COVID-19 epidemic that has put economic activities in the country at a standstill, Rwandan President Paul Kagame said here Monday.

“Our economy has been hit already and we are looking at mobilizing resources to inject into our economic system so that it returns to normal,” Kagame told reporters at a virtual press conference.
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ULAN BATOR — Mongolia’s State Emergency Commission (SEC) on Tuesday decided to extend the suspension of international passenger flights till the end of May.

“Although local transmission has not been reported in Mongolia, the country remains at high risk for COVID-19 outbreak spread. Therefore, we decided to extend the heightened state of readiness and restrictions for international passengers until May 31,” Ulziisaikhan Enkhtuvshin, deputy prime minister, said at a press conference.
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NEW DELHI — The Indian capital government on Tuesday resumed services provided by specialist workers like electricians, plumbers, and water-purifier repair mechanics.

The 40-day lockdown in the country is scheduled to end on May 3.
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BERLIN — Germany on Tuesday morning reported 1,144 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, bringing its total tally to 156,337, according to the federal disease control agency Robert Koch Institute.

A total of 5,913 deaths have been recorded, an increase of 163 over the past 24 hours. Around 117,400 people are considered recovered, 2,900 more than the previous day, statistics showed.
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BEIJING — As of Monday, no deaths of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) had been reported on the Chinese mainland for 13 consecutive days, a health official said here Tuesday.

The overall confirmed cases on the mainland had reached 82,836, and 4,633 people had died of the disease by Monday, said Mi Feng, a spokesperson for the National Health Commission at a press conference. Enditem

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