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Xinhua world news summary at 1030 GMT, July 4

04 Jul 2020, 20:30 GMT+10

GENEVA -- The World Health Organization (WHO) on Friday urged countries hit by coronavirus disease to "wake up" to the pandemic situation on the ground and to "take control" of the spread of the virus.

"People need to wake up. The data is not lying. The situation on the ground is not lying," Michael Ryan, WHO emergencies director, told reporters here. (UN-WHO-COVID-19)

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JAKARTA -- COVID-19 cases in Indonesia rose by 1,447 within one day to 62,142, with the death toll adding by 53 to 3,089, Achmad Yurianto, a health ministry official, said at a press conference here on Saturday.

According to him, 651 more people had been discharged from hospitals, bringing the total number of recovered patients to 28,219. (Indonesia-COVID-19-Cases)

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MOGADISHU -- At least seven people have been injured following a huge blast in the Somali capital here early Saturday, a medical charity said.

Abdikadir Abdirrahman Haji Aden, director of Aamin Ambulance, said the injuries were caused by a suicide car bomber at a seaport in the restive capital. (Somalia-Bombing)

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WASHINGTON -- A 5.2-magnitude earthquake jolted southern East Pacific Rise at 0740 GMT on Saturday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The epicenter, with a depth of 10.0 km, was initially determined to be at 35.0504 degrees south latitude and 107.6117 degrees west longitude. (US-Quake)

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