Xinhua Asia-Pacific news summary at 1100 GMT, Feb. 8

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JAKARTA -- A total of 811,000 health workers in Indonesia have received the first shot of the COVID-19 vaccine developed by China's biopharmaceutical company Sinovac Biotech as of Monday, Health Minister Budi Gunadi Sadikin said in a statement.

Meanwhile, 167,000 healthcare workers have been given the second shot, Sadikin added. (Indonesia-China-Vaccine)

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ISLAMABAD -- A terrorist was killed and five others were arrested during a raid at their hideout in the southern port city of Karachi of Pakistan's Sindh province, officials said on Monday.

Personnel of Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) of police in Karachi conducted the operation in the wee hours of Monday in the Shah Latif Town area during which the terrorists hurled a hand grenade on the armored vehicle of the CTD, Omer Shahid Hamid, deputy inspector general of CTD Sindh, told local media. (Pakistan-Terrorist-Raid)

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BANGKOK -- A batch of the Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine will be delivered to Thailand between February and April, said Thai Deputy Prime Minister and Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul on Monday.

During a press conference at the Ministry of Public Health headquarters, the deputy prime minister confirmed that the first batch of the Chinese vaccine will be delivered later this month, followed by another batch next month and the third batch in April. (Thailand-China-Vaccine)

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NEW DELHI -- India's COVID-19 tally rose to 10,838,194 on Monday even as 11,831 new cases were registered during the past 24 hours, said the latest data from the federal health ministry.

According to the official data, the death toll mounted to 155,080 as 84 COVID-19 patients died since Sunday morning. (India-COVID-19-Cases)

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MANILA -- The Department of Health (DOH) of the Philippines reported on Monday 1,690 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, bringing the country's total tally to 538,995.

The death toll rose to 11,231 after 52 more patients died from the coronavirus epidemic, the DOH said. It added that 23 more patients recovered, raising the total number of recoveries to 499,772. (Philippines-COVID-19-Cases) Enditem

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