Mon, 18 Jan 2021

BEIJING, Nov. 24 (Xinhua) -- The following are the updates on the global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

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NUR-SULTAN -- Kazakhstan recorded 678 more COVID-19 infections over the past 24 hours, bringing the national tally to 126,182, including 1,990 deaths and 112,806 recoveries, said the country's health ministry on Tuesday.

Five regions, namely East Kazakhstan, Pavlodar, Kostanay, North Kazakhstan and Akmola, are listed as the red zone, or the country's worst-hit areas, while the yellow zone contains the West Kazakhstan Region and the capital city of Nur-Sultan. Other places are classified as the green zone.

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BERLIN -- Germany reported 13,554 COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, bringing the nationwide tally to 942,687, said the federal government agency for disease control and prevention on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, 249 more deaths were reported, taking the national death toll to 14,361, the Robert Koch Institute said.

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MEXICO CITY -- Belize's Prime Minister John Briceno has tested positive for COVID-19, the prime minister's office said in a statement Monday.

"Prime Minister Briceno will remain in isolation for the next two weeks, after which he will be re-tested," it added.

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