Xinhua Asia-Pacific news summary at 1600 GMT, June 13

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NEW DELHI -- COVID-19 cases crossed the 300,000-mark in India on Saturday, reaching 308,993, as the death toll stood at 8,884, said the latest data issued by the federal health ministry.

The ministry said that 386 new deaths due to COVID-19, besides fresh 11,458 positive cases were reported during the past 24 hours across the country, taking the number of deaths to 8,884 and total cases to 308,993. (India-COVID19-Cases)

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COLOMBO -- Medical materials donated by Chinese organizations worth 126,564 U.S. dollars have arrived in Sri Lanka.

Donations including 308,600 face masks, 1,600 face shields, 2,400 goggles and 400 protective gowns, were handed over to the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Beijing and to Sri Lanka's Consulates General in Shanghai and Guangzhou. (Sri Lanka-China-Donation)

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ISLAMABAD -- The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Pakistan has surged to 132,405 after 6,472 people tested positive of the disease on Friday, the highest single-day spike since the outbreak of the disease in the country, according to the statistics released by the health ministry of Pakistan on Saturday.

A total of 2,551 people died of the disease whereas 50,056 others recovered from it. The mortality rate is 1.9 percent while the recovery rate has been reported as 37.8 percent. (Pakistan-COVID19-Cases)

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SINGAPORE -- Singapore's Ministry of Health (MOH) reported 347 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday, bringing the total confirmed cases in the country to 40,197.

Of the new cases, 99 percent are linked to known clusters, while the rest are pending contact tracing. (Singapore-COVID19-Cases)

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HONG KONG -- Hong Kong's iconic theme park Ocean Park resumed operations on Saturday after being temporarily closed for more than four months due to the COVID-19 epidemic.

To ensure the health and safety of visitors, employees and animals, the maximum instantaneous in-park capacity will be reduced to 9,000 people, 25 percent of the usual level, in the first two weeks following the reopening. (Hong Kong-Ocean Park-Reopen) Enditem

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