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BEIJING, June 8 (Xinhua) -- The following are the updates on the global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

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BUENOS AIRES -- Argentina reported 22,195 new COVID-19 cases over the past 24 hours, bringing the national tally to 3,977,634, the Ministry of Health said Monday.

The ministry said 733 more deaths were logged, bringing the national death toll to 81,946.

A total of 3,560,148 patients have recovered from the virus, while 335,540 cases remain active, said the ministry.

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PHNOM PENH -- Cambodia, in partnership with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), has launched a new project to manage medical waste during the COVID-19 pandemic with China's financial and technical support through the South-South Cooperation Assistance Fund (SSCAF), said a joint press statement on Monday.

Amid its largest outbreak of COVID-19 to date, Cambodia faces the challenge to properly and safely handle the treatment of the infectious medical waste, the statement said.

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RIO DE JANEIRO -- Players taking part in the Copa America in Brazil will be tested every 48 hours under sanitary protocols outlined by local officials on Monday.

As expected, there will be no fans at the stadiums while players, coaches and other team staff are only allowed to leave their hotels for training, matches or to attend to health matters.

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BRUSSELS -- The European Commission is engaged in negotiations with third countries, such as the United Kingdom and the United States, on the mutual recognition of vaccine certificates, European Commissioner for Justice Didier Reynders said here on Monday.

At a press conference following a meeting for the justice ministers of the European Union (EU) member states, Reynders said that since the U.S. does not intend to issue a federal vaccination "passport," "we have to think about other kinds of proof for vaccination or recovery or tests, but it must be possible to solve the issue."

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