Live COVID-19 updates: Mongolia receives WHO medical supplies to fight COVID-19

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BEIJING, Nov. 16 (Xinhua) -- The following are the updates on the global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

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ULAN BATOR -- Mongolia has received 96,000 U.S. dollars worth of COVID-19 medical supplies from the World Health Organization (WHO), the country's health ministry said Monday.

The supplies, which included medicines, protective suits and breathing ventilators, aimed to help the country in its fight against the pandemic, the ministry said in a statement.

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BAGHDAD -- The Iraqi Health Ministry reported on Monday 2,390 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the nationwide infections to 521,542.

The ministry said in a statement that 42 new deaths and 2,526 more recovered cases were recorded in the country, raising the death toll from the infectious virus to 11,712 and the total recoveries to 449,565.

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SINGAPORE -- Singapore's Ministry of Health (MOH) reported five new COVID-19 cases on Monday, bringing the total confirmed cases in the country to 58,124.

All Of the new cases are imported.

On Monday, four more cases of COVID-19 infection have been discharged from hospitals or community isolation facilities. In all, 58,033 have fully recovered from the infection and have been discharged from hospitals or community care facilities, the ministry said.

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YANGON -- The number of COVID-19 cases in Myanmar has increased to 70,161 as of Monday, according to a press release from the Ministry of Health and Sports.

A total of 1,167 more cases were reported on Monday in the country.

The death toll of COVID-19 reached 1,599 with 22 newly reported on Monday, the release said.

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BERLIN -- New COVID-19 infections in Germany increased by 10,824 within one day, bringing the total to 801,327, the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) announced on Monday.

The number of new COVID-19 cases reported last Monday was higher at 13,363, according to data from RKI, the federal government agency for disease control and prevention. The peak was reached last Friday with 23,542 recorded cases.

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LONDON -- British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Monday that he feels "great" on the first working day since he went into self-isolation late Sunday after contacting with someone who tested positive for coronavirus.

Johnson started self isolation on Sunday after having a meeting with some lawmakers in 10 Downing Street on Thursday morning, including MP for Ashfield Lee Anderson, who later developed coronavirus symptoms and tested positive, Sky News reported.

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ABUJA -- The number of COVID-19 infections in Nigeria has exceeded 65,000 amid fears of a second wave despite slower increase in daily new cases.

With 152 new infections confirmed by the Nigeria Center for Disease Control late Sunday, the total number of COVID-19 cases in the West African country has reached 65,148.

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NAIROBI -- Kenya's ministry of education said on Monday that basic learning institutions will reopen fully in January, even as the country grapples with surging COVID-19 infections and fatalities.

George Magoha, Cabinet Secretary in the Ministry of Education said that full resumption of in-person learning on Jan. 4, 2021, will be accompanied by stringent measures to curb the spread of coronavirus.

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BEIJING -- China's Ministry of Transport has released a guideline to prevent the transmission of COVID-19 through imported cold-chain foods in road and water transportation.

It urged all companies, docks, and freight terminals involved in cold-chain logistics to protect their frontline employees, stressing protective equipment distribution, temperature checks, and regular nucleic acid testing. Enditem

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