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Xinhua world news summary at 1030 GMT, May 7

07 May 2021, 20:55 GMT+10

MOSCOW -- Russia confirmed 8,386 new COVID-19 infections over the past 24 hours, taking the nationwide tally to 4,863,514, the country's official monitoring and response center said Friday.

The national COVID-19 death toll rose by 376 to 112,622 in the past day, while the number of the country's recoveries grew by 8,022 to 4,480,360. (Russia-COVID-19-Cases)

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MANILA -- The Philippines' Department of Health (DOH) reported on Friday 7,733 new COVID-19 infections, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the Southeast Asian country to 1,087,885.

The death toll climbed to 18,099 after 108 more patients died from the viral disease, the DOH said. (Philippines-COVID-19-Cases)

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TOKYO -- Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said on Friday the government is extending the state of emergency over COVID-19 in Tokyo, Osaka, Hyogo, Kyoto, Aichi and Fukuoka until the end of May.

Under the more stringent restrictions in place since April 25, restaurants in the six places have been urged not to serve alcohol and close by 8 p.m. (Tokyo-State of Emergency-COVID-19)

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SKOPJE -- Prime Minister of North Macedonia Zoran Zaev was vaccinated here on Thursday with the first shot of COVID-19 vaccine by the Chinese manufacturer Sinopharm.

Zaev told reporters that he did his personal and civic duty and received the first dose of the Chinese Sinopharm vaccine against COVID-19. (North Macedonia-Prime Minister-COVID-19)

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