Live COVID-19 updates: Nearly 20,000 Maldivians register for vaccination

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BEIJING, Jan. 26 (Xinhua) -- The following are the updates on the global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

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MALE -- Nearly 20,000 Maldivians have signed up to be vaccinated against COVID-19 since registrations were opened on Jan. 18, local media reported here Tuesday.

Health Emergency Operation Center Spokesperson Dr. Nazla Rafeeq was quoted in state-owned PSM News as saying that 19,666 people had registered to be vaccinated so far. Registrations are currently only open for priority groups such as health and social care workers.

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PHNOM PENH -- Cambodia on Tuesday confirmed two new imported COVID-19 cases, bringing the total number of infections in the kingdom to 460, said a Ministry of Health statement.

The new cases were detected on a 24-year-old Indonesian man coming from Indonesia and a 23-year-old Cambodian woman returning from neighboring Thailand, the statement said, adding that both arrived in Cambodia on Jan. 12.

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VIENTIANE -- A total of 102,017 people in Laos have received COVID-19 tests since January 2020, according to Lao Ministry of Health.

Laos has conducted 102,017 tests for COVID-19 since January 2020, with 44 of them positive and 41 patients having been discharged from the hospitals, Deputy Director General of the Department of Communicable Diseases Control under Lao Ministry of Health Sisavath Soutthaniraxay told a press conference in Lao capital Vientiane on Tuesday.

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NEW DELHI -- India's COVID-19 tally rose to 10,676,838 on Tuesday as 9,102 new cases were registered during the past 24 hours, according to the latest data from the health ministry.

This is the first day in several months when the number of new cases registered in a day fell below the 10,000-mark.

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BEIJING -- Forty-six COVID-19 patients were discharged from hospitals after recovery on the Chinese mainland Monday, the National Health Commission said in a daily report Tuesday.

There were 1,885 confirmed cases still being treated, including 110 in severe conditions, the report showed. Enditem

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