Tue, 24 Nov 2020

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

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NEW DELHI -- India's COVID-19 tally surpassed 7.5 million mark on Monday, reaching 7,550,273, as 55,722 new cases were registered during the past 24 hours, said the data released by the health ministry.

The total death toll rose to 114,610, as 579 deaths took place across the country due to the pandemic since Sunday morning.

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TASHKENT -- All public transport users must wear face masks and medical gloves here to prevent the spread of seasonal infectious diseases, effective immediately, the Uzbek transport ministry said in the latest decision.

The ministry also said that disposable gloves will be allocated for free on metro, buses and minibuses after an initial plan on the new requirement came under criticism on social networks over potential fines for not wearing gloves.

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SEOUL -- South Korea reported 76 more cases of the COVID-19 as of midnight on Sunday compared to 24 hours ago, raising the total number of infections to 25,275.

The daily caseload stayed below 100 for the fourth straight day, but the double-digit expansion continued owing to small cluster infections in Seoul and its surrounding Gyeonggi province as well as imported cases.

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SYDNEY -- Travellers from New Zealand are free to enter the Australian state of Victoria despite the state's various lockdown measures in place to control COVID-19.

The Victorian government website updated on Monday, saying that the trans-Tasman travel bubble allowed travellers from New Zealand to arrive in New South Wales and the Northern Territory without a 14-day quarantine.

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MALE -- The number of COVID-19 deaths in the Maldives has risen to 36, local media reported here Monday.

According to the Health Protection Agency, an 80-year-old Maldivian male died while receiving treatment for COVID-19 at the HMF hospital on Sunday afternoon.

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TRIPOLI -- The National Center for Disease Control of Libya on Sunday reported 945 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the national tally to 48,790.

The center said in a statement that 26 more patients have died, taking the country's death toll to 725, while the nationwide recoveries totaled 26,889, up by 827.

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