WASHINGTON — The confirmed death toll in the partial collapse of a 12-story residential building in Surfside, southeastern U.S. state Florida, has risen to 78 after the remains of 14 more victims were found overnight in the rubble, authorities said on Friday.
There are 62 people who remain unaccounted for, and 200 accounted for, according to Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava. (U.S.-Building collapse)
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NEW DELHI — Local health ministry officials in the southern Indian state of Kerala Friday said 14 cases of Zika virus have been detected in the state.
Following the detection of cases, authorities have sounded an alert in the state. (India-Zika-Virus)
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VALLETTA — As from July 14, Malta will restrict entry to travelers with a recognized vaccination certificate in an effort to counter a spike in new COVID-19 cases, Health Minister Chris Fearne said here on Friday.
Moreover, the country will once again close its English language teaching schools after most of the new cases were students who traveled to Malta to learn English, Fearne said at a press conference. (Malta-Health)
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ADDIS ABABA — The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Africa reached 5,827,269 as of Friday afternoon, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) said.
The Africa CDC, the specialized healthcare agency of the 55-member African Union, said the death toll from the pandemic stands at 149,635 while 5,082,564 patients across the continent have recovered from the disease. (Africa CDC-COVID-19 Cases-Number)