Xinhua Asia-Pacific news summary at 1100 GMT, July 13

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HONG KONG -- Hong Kong's Center for Health Protection (CHP) reported Monday 41 local infections of COVID-19, a new high since the COVID-19 outbreak.

Of the new local infections, the transmission chains of 20 cases were still unclear and 21 cases were related to patients diagnosed previously, the CHP said at a press conference. Taking account of 11 imported cases, the COVID-19 tally in Hong Kong rose to 1,521. (HK-COVID-19)

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JAKARTA -- Indonesian President Joko Widodo on Monday ordered the authorities to step up surveillance in the country's border areas amid the hike in imported COVID-19 cases.

The president told a limited cabinet meeting that the control is badly needed in the country's border areas to monitor the mobility and transport of people. (Indonesia-COVID-19-Border surveillance)

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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 rising above 200, with a record 243 single-day number of COVID-19 infections confirmed on Friday. (Japan-Tokyo-COVID-19)

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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. (South Korea-COVID-19-U.S. soldier-Infection) Enditem

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