Mon, 21 Sep 2020

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

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MINSK -- Belarus reported 211 new confirmed COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, taking the nationwide count to 74,763, according to the country's health ministry.

There have been 149 new recoveries in the past 24 hours, bringing the total to 72,810, the ministry added.

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JAKARTA -- The Mitigation Team of the Indonesian Medical Association (IDI) has recorded that as many as 115 doctors had died during the COVID-19 pandemic across the archipelagic country with the biggest number in East Java province.

Of the total number, 60 were general practitioners, 53 were specialists and two resident doctors who were still attending an education for specialists, according to data from the IDI's Mitigation Team as quoted by Antara news agency here on Wednesday.

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BEIJING -- The 28th Chinese medical team departed for Guinea from Beijing on Tuesday to provide medical services to the African country, health authorities said.

The medical team consists of 21 members, including 19 from Xuanwu Hospital of the Capital Medical University and two professionals from the Beijing Center for Disease Control and Prevention and the Beijing Municipal Health Commission respectively.

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NEW DELHI -- The Indian government said on Wednesday that the first phase of the Census 2021 has been postponed due to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak.

The government made the statement in parliament that is currently in session these days.

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