Live COVID-19 updates: Indonesia reports 8,955 new COVID-19 cases, 680 more deaths

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BEIJING, Sept. 3 (Xinhua) -- The following are the updates on the global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.


RAMALLAH -- Palestine on Thursday recorded the highest daily deaths and infections from the COVID-19, due to the fast spread of Delta variant in the Palestinian territories.

Mai al-Kaila, the Palestinian minister of health, told reporters in the West Bank city of Ramallah that Palestine recorded 11 fatalities and 2,886 new COVID-19 cases in the Palestinian territories in the last 24 hours.


ATHENS -- Approximately 10,000 health workers across Greece had not been vaccinated against COVID-19 until Wednesday, according to the Panhellenic Federation of Public Hospital Employees (POEDIN).

As of Thursday, they will be suspended from work without payment as part of measures aimed at curbing the spread of coronavirus as the country faces the fourth wave of COVID-19.


RABAT -- Morocco announced on Thursday 5,383 new COVID-19 cases, taking the tally of infections in the North African country to 872,351.

The total number of recoveries from COVID-19 in Morocco increased by 6,769 to 807,433, the Moroccan Health Ministry said.


JAKARTA -- The COVID-19 cases in Indonesia rose by 8,955 within one day to 4,109,093, with the death toll adding by 680 to 134,356, the country's Health Ministry said on Thursday.

According to the ministry, 21,208 more people were discharged from hospitals, bringing the total number of patients recovering from COVID-19 to 3,798,099.


VALLETTA -- Malta is speeding up plans to give booster shots of COVID-19 vaccines to the elderly following a spike in infections in the elderly people who had already been vaccinated, Health Minister Chris Fearne said on Thursday.

Booster shots will start being rolled out on Monday, he explained, a week earlier than planned. The decision comes after Maltese health authorities identified two clusters of COVID-19 infections in people who had already received both doses of the vaccine. Enditem

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