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Xinhua world news summary at 1200 GMT, May 25

25 May 2020, 22:18 GMT+10

KUALA LUMPUR -- Malaysia has reported 172 new COVID-19 cases, with 112 of them traced to three immigration detention facilities, pushing the national total to 7,417 cases, the Health Ministry said on Monday.

It marked the first daily increase of over 100 since the Malaysian government relaxed the restrictive measures on May 4. (Malaysia-COVID-19-Daily Increase)

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TOKYO -- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Monday lifted a state of emergency in the Tokyo metropolitan area and Hokkaido as the spread of COVID-19 in these areas is now under control, thus entirely ending the emergency in all of the country's 47 prefectures.

Abe told reporters the state of emergency that has been in place since April in the capital of Tokyo and its three prefectural neighbors Chiba, Saitama, Kanagawa as well as the northernmost prefecture of Hokkaido, is ending ahead of schedule. The state of emergency was due to run until May 31. (Japan-COVID-19-Restriction)

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MOSCOW -- Russia has confirmed 8,946 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, raising its total number of infections to 353,427, its coronavirus response center said in a statement Monday.

The death toll grew by 92 to 3,633, while 118,798 people have recovered, including 5,499 over the last 24 hours, according to the statement. (Russia-COVID-19)

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MUMBAI -- India's western state of Maharashtra has surpassed the milestone of 50,000 COVID-19 cases with its capital Mumbai surpassing 30,000 cases mark, as per the official update late Sunday.

Total number of positive cases in Mumbai stands at 30,359 with 988 deaths reported so far after 1,725 fresh cases were reported on Sunday, as per the official report by the city's civic authority. (India-Maharashtra-Mumbai)

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