Fri, 09 Dec 2022

PHNOM PENH -- A Chinese special plane carrying a new batch of medical supplies and equipment for the fight against COVID-19 arrived here on Tuesday.

The items were donated by the Chinese Ministry of National Defense to the Cambodian Ministry of National Defense. A handover ceremony was made between Chinese Ambassador to Cambodia Wang Wentian and Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister Gen. Tea Banh at the Phnom Penh International Airport. (Cambodia-China-Medical supplies)

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COLOMBO -- The Sri Lanka Navy on Tuesday afternoon said six people died and 14 people including children were rescued after a ferry capsized in Kinniya in Sri Lanka's Eastern Province earlier in the day.

Navy Spokesperson Captain Indika De Silva told Xinhua that the ferry capsized early Tuesday while it was crossing a waterway as the bridge above has been damaged. (Sri Lanka-Ferry accident)

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CANBERRA -- Australia has reported its most coronavirus deaths in almost a month as the country surpassed 200,000 confirmed cases amid the battle against the third wave of infections.

There were 21 COVID-19 deaths reported in Australia on Tuesday morning, the highest daily figure since late October. It came as the country reported more than 1,000 new locally-acquired infections on Tuesday, taking the number of confirmed cases in the country since the start of the pandemic to beyond 200,000. (Australia-Pandemic)

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HANOI -- Vietnam reported 11,132 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, including 11,126 locally transmitted and six imported, according to its Ministry of Health.

Most of the community cases were detected in southern localities, including 1,204 in Ho Chi Minh City, 709 in Ba Ria, Vung Tau province, and 698 in Binh Duong province. (Vietnam-COVID-19 cases)

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