Thu, 29 Jul 2021

SEOUL -- Seven more U.S. soldiers and one civilian in South Korea tested positive for the COVID-19, Yonhap news agency reported Thursday citing the U.S. Forces Korea (USFK) command.

The seven USFK service members and one contractor for the U.S. military were confirmed with the COVID-19 after arriving here between June 8 and June 19. (South Korea-U.S. soldiers-COVID-19)

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MANILA -- China delivered on Thursday an additional batch of Sinovac CoronaVac COVID-19 vaccines to the Philippines.

"The new shipment is the fourth batch of Sinovac vaccines delivered this month," Carlito Galvez, the chief implementer of the government's measures to combat COVID-19, said in a statement. Galvez and Health Secretary Francisco Duque received the vaccines at the airport in the capital. (Philippines-China-COVID-19 vaccines)

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NEW DELHI -- India's COVID-19 tally rose to 30,082,778 on Thursday, with 54,069 new cases registered during the past 24 hours, according to the health ministry.

The death toll rose to 391,981 as 1,321 deaths were recorded since Wednesday morning. Currently there are 627,057 active cases in the country, a decrease of 16,137 in 24 hours. (India-Pandemic)

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TOKYO -- An aging nuclear reactor in Fukui Prefecture on the Sea of Japan coast was controversially brought back online this week marking the first reactor to be operational beyond the government's mandated 40-year limit, put in place after the 2011 Fukushima nuclear crisis, local media reported Thursday.

Kansai Electric Power Co., the operator of the controversial No. 3 nuclear reactor at the Mihama plant, said the unit was put back into operation on Wednesday after being offline for about 10 years. (Japan-Aging nuclear reactor)

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