Tue, 03 Aug 2021

ISLAMABAD -- Pakistan reached a milestone in its COVID-19 vaccination drive on Wednesday with the 10 millionth dose administered to a person at a ceremony.

Addressing the ceremony, Chairman of the country's National Command and Operation Center (NCOC) Asad Umar said that the country is aiming to give vaccine doses to 70 million people by the end of this year. (Pakistan-COVID-19-Vaccination)

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MANILA -- Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said on Wednesday that a "win-win cooperation" with China would ensure a partnership that will foster peace and prosperity.

In a pre-recorded message aired during the 46th anniversary of Philippines-China diplomatic relations and 20th Filipino-Chinese Friendship Day, Duterte said the online celebration "reminds us of the deep and abiding friendship between the Filipino-Chinese peoples." (Philippines-China-Cooperation)

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SEOUL -- At least nine people have been confirmed dead and eight others injured in a building collapse accident in southwest South Korea, Yonhap news agency reported on Wednesday.

The five-story building under demolition unexpectedly collapsed on Wednesday afternoon at the southwestern city of Gwangju, and it was reported to the firefighting authorities at about 4:22 p.m. local time (0722 GMT). (South Korea-Building Collapse)

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JAKARTA -- Indonesia on Wednesday recorded 7,725 confirmed COVID-19 cases within one day, the highest daily number of infections since Feb. 26, the health ministry said.

The total number of cases in the Southeast Asian country is now 1,877,050. The death toll added by 170 to 52,162, the ministry reported. (Indonesia-COVID-19)

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