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’s daily confirmed cases have registered a new record of 6,361 over the past 24 hours, raising the total number of COVID-19 infections to 80,949 as of Sunday, the country’s coronavirus response center said in a statement.

The death toll from the disease rose by 66 to 747, while 6,767 people have recovered including 517 in the past 24 hours, the statement said.
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BRUSSELS — The COVID-19 death toll in Belgium passed the 7,000 mark on Sunday, according to a statement on the Federal Public Health Service website.

The country registered 178 new deaths over the past day, bringing the total number of COVID-19 victims to 7,094. Meanwhile, 809 new cases were recorded in the last 24 hours, taking the total to 46,134.
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BEIJING — China has taken measures to strengthen quality control over exports of medical supplies, winning support from home and abroad, an official with the Ministry of Commerce (MOC) said Sunday.

The ministry has been working with other government departments to crack down on exports of counterfeit and shoddy products and other behaviors that disrupt the market and export order, Li Xingqian, director of foreign trade department under the MOC, told a news briefing.

As of Saturday, 74 countries and regions and six international organizations had inked procurement contracts on 192 batches of medical supplies worth 1.41 billion U.S. dollars with China.

China’s exports of epidemic prevention supplies have been rising significantly in recent months. Customs data showed that the value of such exports has hit 55 billion yuan (about 7.77 billion U.S. dollars) since last month.
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TEHRAN — The Iranian Health Ministry on Sunday reported 1,153 new COVID-19 cases and 60 more deaths over the past 24 hours, state TV reported.

With the Sunday announcement, the total number of the infected cases and the death toll rose to 90,481 and 5,710 respectively in the country, said Kianush Jahanpur, head of Public Relations and Information Center of the Ministry of Health and Medical Education during his daily updates.

Jahanpur put the recovered people at 69,657, saying that still 3,079 people are in the hospital under special treatment. So far, 421,313 lab tests for COVID-19 have been carried out in the country.
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MINSK — A cargo plane carrying over 50 tons of medical supplies from China arrived in Belarus on Sunday, which will help the country fight COVID-19, the health ministry said.

The supplies collected by Belarusian and Chinese companies include protective equipment, medicines and disinfectants, it said. Belarus confirmed 9,590 cases in the country as of Saturday after it reported its first infection on Feb. 28.

To help Belarus tackle the epidemic, China has provided two batches of medical supplies to the country on April 1 and April 15, according to the Chinese Embassy in Minsk.
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JAKARTA — The Indonesian government on Sunday announced 275 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of infections in the archipelagic country to 8,882.

At a press conference, the government’s spokesperson for the COVID-19-related matters Achmad Yurianto said that there were also 23 new deaths, taking the total number of fatalities to 743.
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JERUSALEM — The Israeli Ministry of Health reported 100 new cases of coronavirus on Sunday, bringing the total number of cases in the country to 15,398.

According to the ministry, the death toll has remained 199 since Saturday evening, while the number of patients in serious condition has risen from 127 to 132, out of 403 patients currently hospitalized.

In addition, 167 recoveries were added overnight, increasing the total number of recoveries to 6,602.
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MANILA — The Philippines registered 285 new COVID-19 confirmed cases, its health authorities said on Sunday, taking its total number to 7,579.

The Department of Health (DOH) said that 70 more patients have recovered from the disease, bringing the total number of recoveries to 862. However, it said seven more patients have also died, bringing the death toll to 501.

Among those who contracted the virus were over 1,100 health workers. Enditem

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