Live COVID-19 updates: Kenya's rural markets thrive amid lifting of COVID-19 restrictions

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BEIJING, Aug. 1 (Xinhua) -- The following are the updates on the global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

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NAIROBI -- Jessica Andere, a trader in western Kenyan county of Kakamega was a happy businesswoman on Friday when she visited an open-air market for the first time in three months and sold clothes -- a business she has done for years. The resumption of trade at the market known as Malava and others in western Kenya followed the lifting of restrictions by the local county government, which had barred congregation at the facilities to curb the spread of COVID-19.

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MOSCOW -- Russia registered 5,462 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, taking its total to 845,443, the country's COVID-19 response center said in a statement on Saturday.

Meanwhile, 95 new deaths were reported, taking the nationwide count to 14,058, according to the statement.

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MANILA -- The number of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases in the Philippines surged to 98,232 after the Department of Health (DOH) reported 4,963 new cases on Saturday, making a record daily increase for the third consecutive days.

The DOH reported 3,954 new cases on Thursday and 4,063 new cases on Friday.

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JAKARTA -- The COVID-19 cases in Indonesia rose by 1,560 within one day to 109,936, with the death toll adding by 62 to 5,193, the country's health ministry said on Saturday.

The ministry said 2,012 more people were discharged from hospitals, bringing the total number of recovered patients to 67,919.

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PHNOM PENH -- Cambodia's famed Angkor Archeological Park received only 1,790 foreign tourists in July 2020, down 98.8 percent compared to the same month last year, the state-owned Angkor Enterprise said in a statement on Saturday.

The ancient site earned 78,440 U.S. dollars from ticket sales in July this year, also down 98.8 percent compared to the same month last year, the statement said. Enditem

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