Live COVID-19 updates: Myanmar reports 21 new cases, 4 more deaths

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BEIJING, Feb. 12 (Xinhua) -- The following are the updates on the global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

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YANGON -- Myanmar reported 21 more COVID-19 cases on Friday, bringing the tally in the country to 141,543, according to a release from the Ministry of Health and Sports.

Four more COVID-19 deaths were reported on Friday, bringing the death toll to 3,188 in total, the release said.

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ISLAMABAD -- China's CanSino COVID-19 vaccine has become the second Chinese vaccine to be approved by the Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan on Friday, Special Assistant to the Pakistani Prime Minister on Health Faisal Sultan confirmed to Xinhua.

Earlier in January, Pakistan approved China's Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use after evaluating its safety and quality. Pakistan officially launched its vaccination drive on Feb. 3 after receiving China-gifted COVID-19 vaccines.

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DHAKA -- Bangladesh reported 404 new COVID-19 cases and five new deaths on Friday, making the tally at 539,975 and death toll at 8,253, the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said.

The official data showed that 14,328 samples were tested in the last 24 hours across Bangladesh.

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KUALA LUMPUR -- Malaysia reported 3,318 new COVID-19 infections, the health ministry said on Friday, bringing the national total to 258,306.

Health Ministry Director-General Noor Hisham Abdullah said in a press statement that seven of the new cases are imported and 3,311 are local transmissions.

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SEOUL -- South Korea reported 403 more cases of COVID-19 as of midnight Thursday compared to 24 hours ago, raising the total number of infections to 82,837.

The daily caseload was down from 504 in the previous day, but it hovered above 100 since Nov. 8 last year owing to small cluster infections in Seoul and its surrounding Gyeonggi province as well as imported cases. Enditem

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