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Xinhua world news summary at 0530 GMT, July 6

Xinhua
06 Jul 2020, 15:59 GMT+10

SEOUL -- South Korea reported 48 more cases of the COVID-19 compared to 24 hours ago as of 0:00 a.m. Monday local time, raising the total number of infections to 13,137.

The daily caseload fell below 50 after having stayed above 60 for the past three days amid the continued small cluster infections and imported cases. (S.Korea-COVID19-Cases)

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WELLINGTON -- New Zealand reported one new case of COVID-19 on Monday, bringing the number of active cases of COVID-19 in the country to 22, all in managed isolation or quarantine facilities, according to the Ministry of Health.

There continue to be no cases of COVID-19 in the community. It has been 66 days since the last case of COVID-19 that was acquired locally from an unknown source, said a statement of the Ministry of Health. (New Zealand-COVID 19-Case)

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WASHINGTON -- After lockdown measures were eased in some states, the United States is struggling to respond to the devastation wrought by COVID-19 even harder.

Although President Donald Trump, without scientific ground, claimed that 99 percent of the cases in his country were "totally harmless" during his Independence Day speech, officials have warned that hospitals were in danger of being overwhelmed, particularly after seeing the possibility of a further spike in infections caused by the holiday celebrations. (US-COVID-19)

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LONDON -- Up to 60 percent of fish species around the globe would be susceptible to warming waters by 2100, a British weekly magazine has reported.

In a worst-case scenario of global warming when the temperature increases by 5 degrees Celsius, oceans would be too hot for 60 percent of fish species to live in, New Scientist cited a study as reporting on Thursday. (Global Warming-Research-Fish)

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KIGALI -- Former Rwandan Prime Minister Pierre Damien Habumuremyi has been arrested over bounced checks and breach of trust, the Rwanda Investigation Bureau (RIB) said Saturday.

"We can confirm that former Prime Minister Pierre Damien Habumuremyi is under police custody for issuing bounced checks worth 100 million Rwandan francs (about 105,000 U.S. dollars) and breach of trust," acting spokesperson of RIB Dominique Bahorera told Rwanda Television in a news program. (Rwanda-Former Prime Minister-Crime)

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