Live COVID-19 updates: Shanghai records 3.73 million tourist visits during Dragon Boat Festival holiday

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BEIJING, June 27 (Xinhua) -- The following are the updates on the global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

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SHANGHAI -- Shanghai received 3.73 million visits by tourists during the three-day Dragon Boat Festival holiday, according to the Shanghai Municipal Administration of Culture and Tourism.

With tighter restrictions and caps on the number of visitors amid the COVID-19 epidemic, the city's 150 tourist sites recorded 1.29 million visits during the holiday that began on Thursday, the administration said.

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CANBERRA -- Returned overseas travellers in hotel quarantine in Australia who have refused COVID-19 tests have been described as "selfish".

Authorities in Victoria on Friday revealed that approximately one third of recently returned overseas travellers in mandatory hotel quarantine are refusing to be tested for COVID-19.

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JAKARTA -- The Komodo National Park in Indonesia's East Nusa Tenggara province has resumed operation after being shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic, an official said.

The Environment and Forestry Ministry's Director General of Natural Resources and Ecosystem Conservation Wiratno said that during the resumption of the park's operation, health protocols were applied to protect visitors from the transmission of the disease, media reported on Saturday.

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KUWAIT CITY -- Kuwait on Saturday reported 688 new COVID-19 cases and three more deaths, raising the tally of infections to 44,391 and the death toll to 344, the Health Ministry said in a statement.

The new cases included 444 Kuwaiti nationals and 244 residents of other nationalities, the statement said.

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TOKYO -- The Tokyo metropolitan government on Saturday said that 57 new cases of COVID-19 infections had been confirmed in the capital, the highest single-day count since the state of emergency was lifted on May 25.

The number of people in the capital who have tested positive for the pneumonia-causing virus now stands at 6,054, the Tokyo metropolitan government said, with the latest increase marked the second straight day that the daily number in the capital has topped 50.

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TEHRAN -- Iran reported 2,456 new cases over the past 24 hours, taking the total confirmed novel coronavirus cases to 220,180 on Saturday, according to official IRNA news agency.

Sima Sadat Lari, the spokeswoman for Iran's Ministry of Health and Medical Education, said during her daily update on Saturday that out of the new cases overnight, 1,139 have been hospitalized.

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BISHKEK -- Dosaly Esenaliev, head of the Kyrgyz presidential administration, has contracted COVID-19, the president's press service said on Saturday.

After eight employees of the presidential administration tested positive for COVID-19 several days ago, all the employees have undergone medical tests, it said.

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DHAKA -- Bangladesh reported over 3,500 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday, bringing the total in the country to nearly 134,000.

Senior Health Ministry official Nasima Sultana said in a briefing Saturday afternoon that "3,504 new COVID-19 positive cases and 34 deaths were reported in the last 24 hours across Bangladesh."

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MOSCOW -- Russia has confirmed 6,852 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, raising its total number of infections to 627,646, its coronavirus response center said in a statement Saturday.

The death toll grew by 188 to 8,969, while 393,352 people have now recovered, including 9,200 over the last 24 hours, according to the statement. Enditem

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