Live COVID-19 updates: 11 more U.S. soldiers in S.Korea test positive for COVID-19

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BEIJING, July 13 (Xinhua) -- The following are the updates on the global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

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TOKYO -- The Tokyo metropolitan government confirmed 119 new COVID-19 infections in the capital on Monday with the number of daily cases dropping below the 200-mark for the first time in five days.

The latest figure comes on the heels of 206 cases recorded in Tokyo the previous day, which marked a prolonged period of daily cases above 200, with a record 243 single-day infections on Friday.

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SEOUL -- Eleven more U.S. soldiers in South Korea tested positive for COVID-19, the U.S. Forces Korea (USFK) said Monday.

The USFK said in a statement that 11 USFK service members were confirmed with the virus after arriving in South Korea, noting that all individuals tested positive on their first mandatory COVID-19 test prior to entering quarantine.

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TEGUCIGALPA -- Honduras will extend the curfew for another week in an effort to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, the security ministry said on Sunday.

Honduras first imposed a curfew in March and has extended it several times to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus.

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BANGKOK -- Thailand's anti-COVID-19 measures have been stepped up in the eastern part of the country after a crewmember from an Egyptian military airplane recently tested positive for the virus, a government official said on Monday.

The Center for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) spokesman Taweesilp Visanuyothin confirmed an airport, a hotel, a department store and elsewhere places in Rayong province visited by the 43-year-old Egyptian have been put under tight control of the authorities in charge of stemming the pandemic.

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LA PAZ -- Bolivian Economic Minister Oscar Ortiz said Sunday that he has tested positive for COVID-19, making him the fourth cabinet member infected with the coronavirus.

"I have tested positive for COVID-19, I feel good. With God's help we will get ahead, and together we will continue working for the economy of Bolivian families," Ortiz, who was named by the Latin American country's interim President Jeanine Anez on Tuesday, wrote in his Facebook account. Enditem

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