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Asia Records Over 10,000 Deaths

In Asia, the number of deaths from COVID-19 is 10,001 cases, of which China - the country originating - accounted for nearly half with 4,633 cases, India 1,985 cases, Indonesia 943 cases. 

In South Korea, the number of new infections has returned to double digits. Specifically, on 8/5, the country has recorded 12 new cases, of which 11 cases are cases of entry. Before that, South Korea for 3 consecutive days there was no new case in the community. To date, the total number of COVID-19 cases in Korea is 10,822, with 256 deaths.

Meanwhile, Japan is considering lifting emergency orders in areas where new cases of COVID-19 are not recorded. According to Economy Minister Yasutoshi Nishimura, although he may consider removing the emergency, he still wants people to reduce their exposure by 80% if not needed. 

On May 8, the administration of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (China ) began to relax measures of social separation after the financial center basically stopped the spread of SARS-CoV virus -2 causes acute respiratory tract infection COVID-19.

Accordingly, bars, gyms, beauty salons and cinemas reopened. Authorities also relaxed the restriction on the number of people who could gather in public places from four to eight.

Thanks to effective testing, monitoring and treatment measures, Hong Kong health officials have basically controlled the disease. New cases of the day have increased by less than 10 cases in the last 18 days with 11 days reporting no new cases. All new cases are those from abroad who are immediately quarantined. 

To date, Hong Kong has recorded a total of 1,045 cases, of which only 4 have died.

In Southeast Asia, only a few countries continue to record an increase in new cases, while up to half of the countries have reported no new cases for days in a row. On 8/5, Indonesia recorded 336 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 13,112. 

Indonesia began to relax the ban on air travel, but at a limited level. Singapore had an additional 768 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total number to 21,707, including 20 deaths. The Philippines also confirmed 120 new cases of SARS-CoV-2 virus infection, bringing the total number of COVID-19 cases to 10,463 cases.

In Malaysia, on the same day, 68 new cases of SARS-CoV-2 virus were recorded, bringing the total number of cases to 6,535, and no new deaths were recorded during the two consecutive days and the total number of cases and deaths remain at 107. 

In Thailand, the total number of COVID-19 cases as of May 8 has increased to 3,000 after an additional 8 new cases. In the past 24 hours, the country has not recorded any new deaths and the total number of deaths remains 55.

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