Live COVID-19 updates: France's daily count of cases tops 50,000 again ahead of new lockdown

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BEIJING, April 2 (Xinhua) -- The following are the updates on the global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

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PARIS -- France logged 50,659 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, the second day seeing over 50,000 infections after 59,038 cases were reported on Wednesday.

The country's around 67 million inhabitants are set to enter a third lockdown at the weekend to slow a third wave of COVID-19.

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TUNIS -- Tunisian Health Ministry on Thursday reported 1,290 new COVID-19 cases, raising the total number of infections in the country to 255,308.

The death toll from the virus rose by 31 to 8,843, the ministry said in a statement.

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ANKARA -- Turkey on Thursday confirmed 40,806 new COVID-19 cases, setting a new single-day record of infections since the outbreak of the pandemic.

Among the new cases were 1,424 symptomatic patients, as the total number of COVID-19 cases in Turkey climbed to 3,357,988, according to Turkish Health Ministry.

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BAGHDAD -- The Iraqi Ministry of Health reported on Thursday 6,015 new coronavirus cases, raising the total nationwide infections to 856,939.

The new cases included 2,151 in the Iraqi capital Baghdad, 825 in Basra, 392 in Wasit, 389 in Maysan, and 322 in Duhok, while the other cases were detected in other provinces, the ministry said in a statement.

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RABAT -- Morocco registered 579 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, taking the total cases in the North African country to 496,676, the health ministry said in a statement.

The total number of recoveries from COVID-19 in Morocco increased to 483,711 after 348 new ones were added.

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BEIRUT -- Lebanon recorded on Thursday 3,562 new COVID-19 cases, raising the total number of infections to 471,962, the Health Ministry reported.

Meanwhile, the number of deaths from the virus increased by 52 to 6,286.

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KUWAIT CITY -- The Kuwaiti Health Ministry reported on Thursday 1,418 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total infections in the country to 233,521.

The ministry also announced six more fatalities, taking the death toll to 1,319, while the tally of recoveries rose by 1,293 to 217,873. A total of 14,329 coronavirus patients are receiving treatment, including 252 in the intensive care units. Enditem

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