Live COVID-19 updates: Iran's COVID-19 cases top 103,000

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BEIJING, May 7 (Xinhua) -- The following are the updates on the global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

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TEHRAN -- The Iranian Health Ministry on Thursday confirmed 1,485 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total number of cases in the country to 103,135, state-run IRNA news agency reported.

Over the past 24 hours, 68 patients were confirmed dead from the virus, raising the death toll to 6,486, said Kianush Jahanpur, head of Public Relations and Information Center of the Ministry of Health and Medical Education.

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MANAMA -- Bahrain authorities said on Thursday that 59 frontline healthcare workers have been infected with COVID-19 since the outbreak of the pandemic in the country in February.

Health Ministry's Public Health Director Dr Najat Abu AL Fateh said, "There were 33 medical workers including doctors, nurses and other health professionals who were infected with COVID-19, and 26 supporting staff doing cleaning and maintenance were infected."

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HAVANA -- Cuba received on Wednesday a donation of medical supplies from the International Department of the Communist Party of China Central Committee amid the Caribbean nation's efforts to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.

Some 60,000 surgical face masks and 6,000 N95 face masks were handed over to Angel Arzuaga, deputy head of International Relations for the Communist Party of Cuba Central Committee, by Chinese Ambassador to Cuba Chen Xi at a ceremony at the warehouse of Cuban medical supplies distributing company ENSUME on the outskirts of capital Havana.

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YANGON -- Myanmar authorities brought back 135 Myanmar nationals from Thailand and 38 from Bangladesh to home by a relief flight on Wednesday, state-run media reported Thursday.

In order to retrieve the Myanmar nationals from Thailand and Bangladesh, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs coordinated with the Myanmar embassies in Bangkok and Dhaka as well as their local government ministries under the guidelines of the National Level Central Committee on Prevention, Control and Treatment of COVID-19.

The returnees from the two countries will be put under quarantine at designated facilities or hotels for 21 days in line with the directives issued by the Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population and the Ministry of Health and Sports.

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HARBIN -- China's Heilongjiang Province has been classified as a low-risk region.

The provincial COVID-19 epidemic prevention and control headquarters adjusted the epidemic risk level in Linkou County from medium to low level on Thursday. So far, all 125 cities and counties in Heilongjiang are classified as low-risk areas. Enditem

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