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Summary of today’s update.
New coronavirus cases confirmed in Russia, the fourth largest in the world, rose to 902,701 after officials reported 5,102 new infections.
Authorities said 129 people had died in the last 24 hours, pushing the official death toll to 15,260.
Last-minute change to English exam grading after COVID controversy
England sought to defuse a looming row over the awarding of school qualifications during the pandemic by allowing students to use the results of earlier tests, in a last-minute change following an outcry in Scotland.
The coronavirus pandemic has meant that almost no examinations took place in Britain. Pupils in England are set to receive marks for their A levels on Thursday, exams that are taken generally by 18-year-olds to gain a place at university.
Results were due to be based on the judgement of a student’s school and then moderated by exam boards.
Singapore reports lowest daily count of coronavirus cases
Report shows that Singapore reported 42 new Covid-19 cases, as the lowest daily count in about four and a half months.
The city-state went into a lockdown in mid-April after mass outbreaks in cramped migrant worker dormitories pushed its caseload to one of the highest in Asia.
Last week, it said it had cleared infections from all of the dormitories – housing around 300,000 workers – barring some blocks which continue to serve as isolation zones.
Indonesia reports 1,942 new coronavirus cases, 79 deaths – Health Ministry
1,942 new coronavirus cases in Indonesia, bringing the total number of confirmed infections in the country to 130,718, data from the government’s health ministry website showed.
The Southeast Asian country also added 79 new deaths, taking the total number to 5,903, the highest COVID-19 death toll in Southeast Asia.