Live COVID-19 updates: Iraq reports highest 5,036 daily cases

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BEIJING, Sept. 4 (Xinhua) -- The following are the updates on the global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

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BEIJING -- Chinese Vice Premier Han Zheng declared the opening of the 2020 China International Fair for Trade in Services in Beijing on Friday.

It is the first major international economic and trade event held both online and offline by China since the COVID-19 outbreak.

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HARARE -- The COVID-19 pandemic has presented growth opportunities for Zimbabwe's health and Information, Communication Technology (ICT) sectors, President Emmerson Mnangagwa said Friday.

He said despite posing development challenges, the pandemic had ushered in opportunities for innovation and self reliance, particularly in the health sector.

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BAGHDAD -- The Iraqi Health Ministry on Friday reported 5,036 new COVID-19 cases, the highest since the outbreak of the disease, raising the total number in the country to 252,075.

The new cases included 1,941 in the capital Baghdad, 366 in Wasit, 349 in Basra, 315 in Nineveh, 273 in Duhok, 245 in Dhi Qar, and 243 in Karbala, the ministry said in a statement.

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JAKARTA -- Indonesia has advised its citizens to postpone non-urgent travel abroad as the number of the COVID-19 infections is soaring in several countries as of late.

The move comes as Indonesia has been on alert over the hike in COVID-19 cases in some of the European Union (EU) member countries and some Asian countries.

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CANBERRA -- The death toll from the COVID-19 pandemic has surpassed 700 in Australia after an increase of 59 deaths over the past few months.

The national death toll has more than tripled since August when it was at 200.

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KUWAIT CITY -- Kuwait on Friday reported 865 new COVID-19 cases and one more death, raising the tally of infections to 88,243 and the death toll to 537, the Health Ministry said in a statement.

Currently, 8,289 patients are receiving treatment, including 94 in ICU, according to the statement.

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PARIS -- Twenty-two schools and over 100 classes in France were closed due to the spread of the coronavirus, Education Minister Jean-Michel Blanquer announced on Friday, three days after the opening of schools across the country.

"In mainland France, there are now 12 (schools) closed out of a total of over 60,000, which is small figure. In La Reunion (an overseas department), there are 10 schools," Blanquer told local broadcaster Europe 1.

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ISTANBUL -- Turkey's biggest city Istanbul on Friday launched a series of inspections to monitor compliance with the COVID-19 rules on hygiene, social distancing and wearing masks.

Local authorities, accompanied by police units, boosted controls in intercity bus terminals, airports, restaurants, cafes and all kinds of workplaces across the city.

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KUALA LUMPUR -- Malaysia reported 11 new COVID-19 infections, bringing the national total to 9,385, the Health Ministry said on Friday.

Health Ministry Director-General Noor Hisham Abdullah said in a statement that seven of the new cases are imported and four more are local transmissions.

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TBILISI -- Georgia confirmed 28 new COVID-19 cases on Friday, bringing its total to 1,596.

Two of the 28 new cases were imported, the National Centre for Disease Control and Public Health said. Enditem

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