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HONG KONG -- The current anti-epidemic measures will be extended for 14 more days until Feb. 3, the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) government announced on Friday.

A series of updates regarding anti-epidemic measures were announced by HKSAR Chief Executive Carrie Lam during a press conference. (Hong Kong-COVID-19)

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TOKYO -- Japan's number of daily COVID-19 cases stood at 22,045 on Friday, surpassing 20,000 for the first time since Sept. 1, according to data compiled from reports by prefectural governments.

The data also showed that it took only two days to reach the current level after surpassing 10,000 daily infections nationwide. (Japan-COVID-19)

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JAKARTA -- A 6.6-magnitude earthquake jolted off the Banten province of Indonesia on Friday with strong tremors felt in the capital Jakarta, the country's meteorology, climatology and geophysics agency said.

The agency earlier released a report on the quake with a magnitude of 6.7 and then revised it to 6.6. (Indonesia-Earthquake)

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ISLAMABAD -- Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday launched the public version of the country's first-ever National Security Policy document and called it an "all-encompassing" framework for inclusive development in the country.

Addressing a launching ceremony here, Khan said that this policy roadmap is citizen-centric on the notion that the security of Pakistan rests in the security of its citizens. (Pakistan-National Security-Policy) Enditem

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