Wed, 20 Jan 2021

BEIJING, Nov. 23 (Xinhua) -- The following are the updates on the global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

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SANTIAGO -- Chilean President Sebastian Pinera on Sunday presented the first phase of the government's plan to reopen borders to non-resident foreigners, with the entry of passengers into Santiago's international airport slated to begin on Monday.

In addition to the security and health protection measures at the airport, arriving passengers must submit a sworn statement with information on their health status, travel plans and contacts in Chile.

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SEOUL -- South Korea reported 271 more cases of the COVID-19 as of midnight Sunday compared to 24 hours ago, raising the total number of infections to 31,004.

The daily caseload fell below 300 in six days, but it grew in triple digits for 16 days due to the continued small cluster infections in Seoul and its surrounding Gyeonggi province as well as imported cases.

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HAVANA -- Chinese descendant Ramon Ramirez Li, 36, is a member of Nivel 4 Studio, a Havana-based architecture startup seeking to transform the interior and urban designs in the country's capital amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

As metropolitan areas continue to be the epicenters of coronavirus transmission on the island, Cuban architects are looking for practical solutions to the new challenges posed by sanitary emergency plans.

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SAO PAULO -- Brazil has registered 194 new deaths from COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, bringing the national death toll to 169,183, the Ministry of Health said on Sunday.

Meanwhile, the number of infections went up by 18,615, bringing the nationwide tally to 6,071,401, the ministry said.

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SANTIAGO -- Chile's Ministry of Health on Sunday reported 1,497 new daily cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing the total caseload to 540,640.

Meanwhile, the number of daily COVID-19 fatalities came to 39, raising the death toll to 15,069.

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