Xinhua Asia-Pacific news roundup at 1000 GMT, May 13

SYDNEY — Voices have been raised for a mask mandate in the state of Western Australia as COVID-19 continues to surge and wreak havoc on an already strained health system.

Western Australia Health recorded 15,565 new cases of COVID-19 as of 8:00 p.m. local time on Thursday, above the 15,000 mark for the third consecutive day. (Australia-COVID19-Mask)

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ISLAMABAD — Pakistan reported 93 new cases of COVID-19 on

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