Thu, 02 Dec 2021

BEIJING, Oct. 18 (Xinhua) -- The following are the updates on the global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

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JUBA -- South Sudan's government said Sunday it plans to roll out mass testing and mandatory vaccination in a bid to contain the spread of coronavirus.

John Rumunu, acting COVID-19 incident manager, said mass testing will be carried out using rapid diagnostic tests to gauge the level of infections in the country.

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RIYADH -- Saudi Arabia started on Sunday to ease precautionary measures against COVID-19.

The General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) announced the operation of all airports at full capacity, the Saudi Press Agency reported. Meanwhile, the kingdom will continue to monitor the immunization status of travelers.

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JERUSALEM -- Israel started to enforce its Green Pass restrictions on Sunday, limiting entry to various public venues only to people who have received the third coronavirus vaccine booster.

The enforcement of the Green Pass, part of the Israeli government's plan to fight the coronavirus, started on Sunday after more than two weeks of delay.

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LONDON -- Another 45,140 people in Britain have tested positive for COVID-19 as the country recorded more than 40,000 COVID cases on the fifth consecutive day, according to official figures released Sunday.

It brought the total number of coronavirus cases in the country to 8,449,165.

The country also reported a further 57 coronavirus-related deaths. The total number of coronavirus-related deaths in Britain now stands at 138,584. These figures only include the deaths of people who died within 28 days of their first positive test.

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