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Xinhua Middle East news summary at 2200 GMT, May 31

01 Jun 2020, 07:51 GMT+10

ANKARA -- Turkish health minister on Sunday confirmed 839 new COVID-19 cases, noting that the increase is within predictable margins.

The total number of COVID-19 cases in Turkey climbed to 163,942, Health Minister Fahrettin Koca tweeted. (Turkey-COVID-19)

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JERUSALEM -- Israel's Ministry of Health reported 59 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday, bringing the total to 17,071.

According to the ministry, the number of death cases has increased from 284 to 285, while the number of recoveries reached 14,792 and the number of active cases rose to 1,994. (Israel-COVID-19)

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AMMAN -- Jordan and China on Sunday signed an agreement under which China donated a batch of medical supplies to the kingdom to help combat the coronavirus.

The Chinese medical donation includes 10,000 medical protection gears, 60,000 medical face masks, 10,000 gloves, 200 body temperature scanning devices and 20,000 testing kits, Chinese Ambassador to Jordan Pan Weifang said in a statement on Sunday. (Jordan-China-COVID-19)

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CAIRO -- Egypt reported on Sunday a new record of 1,536 COVID-19 daily infections, raising the total number of cases registered in the country to 24,985, the Egyptian Health Ministry said.

It is the fourth consecutive day for Egypt's COVID-19 daily infections to surpass 1,000. (Egypt-COVID-19)

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