Live COVID-19 updates: Tokyo begins fourth state of emergency

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

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TOKYO -- Tokyo begins its fourth state of emergency on Monday to contain a resurgence in COVID-19 infections, local media reported Monday.

Katsunobu Kato, the Chief Cabinet Secretary, said that the state of emergency was to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 from Tokyo during the summer break and Bon holiday period.

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NEW DELHI -- India's COVID-19 tally rose to 30,874,376 on Monday as 37,154 new cases were registered during the past 24 hours across the country, according to the federal health ministry's latest data.

Besides, 724 more deaths were recorded since Sunday morning, taking the death toll to 408,764.

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SYDNEY -- The Australian state of New South Wales recorded a triple-digit rise in daily COVID cases on Monday for the first time over a year.

The state recorded 112 new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8 p.m. Sunday night, bringing the total number of cases in the latest outbreak to 678. It is the first time that more than 100 cases have occurred in a single day in NSW since April last year.

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JAKARTA -- Another batch of COVID-19 vaccines in bulk produced by Chinese pharmaceutical company Sinovac has arrived at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Banten province, Indonesia, the country's Health Minister Budi Gunadi Sadikin said on Monday.

The Sinovac vaccines in bulk will later be processed by PT Bio Farma, Indonesia's state-owned pharmaceutical company, into ready-to-use vaccines.

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BUENOS AIRES -- Argentina registered on Sunday 8,850 new cases of COVID-19, raising the national count to 4,647,948, the Ministry of Health said.

The ministry said 281 more deaths were reported, bringing the national death toll to 98,781.

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KIGALI -- Students being treated for COVID-19 under home-based care in Rwanda are to sit their national examinations under strict health protocols, the country's education ministry has said.

All examination centers will set up a separate examination room, which will be disinfected every day, for these students, the ministry said in guidelines published Sunday. Enditem

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