Live COVID-19 updates: Mongolia to ease COVID-19 lockdown next week

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BEIJING, Dec. 9 (Xinhua) -- The following are the updates on the global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

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ULAN BATOR -- The Mongolian government on Wednesday decided to ease the COVID-19 lockdown in Ulan Bator and provinces of Selenge and Arkhangai starting from next week.

"Today, the government decided to extend the current strict lockdown in the capital city and provinces of Selenge and Arkhangai by three days until Dec.14 or next Monday. After then, the lockdown measures will be lifted gradually to allow more than 30 types of service organizations such as restaurants, coffee shops, repairing centers and shops for building materials to operate," said the government press office in a statement.

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TBILISI -- Georgia reported 4,734 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, bringing its total to 174,383, its National Center for Disease Control and Public Health (NCDC) said.

Among the 4,734 cases, 1,637 were confirmed in the capital city of Tbilisi. The country has conducted 20,959 tests in the past 24 hours.

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WINDHOEK -- The University of Namibia School of Veterinary Medicine has embarked on a pilot project to train and deploy COVID-19 detection dogs.

Under the project supported by the country's health ministry, dogs are being trained to detect COVID-19 at airports, schools, harbors, sporting events and large gatherings, Conrad Brain, a veterinary surgeon at the school, said in a statement on Tuesday.

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JERUSALEM -- An initial shipment of COVID-19 vaccines from Pfizer arrived in Israel on Wednesday morning, the first of about 8 million Pfizer vaccines that the country is expected to receive.

A DHL cargo flight from Belgium's Brussels landed at the Ben Gurion airport outside Tel Aviv, carrying a small number of vaccines for a pilot run of the logistic of transportation and refrigerated storage procedure, the Israeli health ministry said in a statement. Enditem

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