Thu, 26 Nov 2020

BEIJING, Sept. 28 (Xinhua) -- The following are the updates on the global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

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WELLINGTON -- New Zealand reported no new cases of COVID-19 on Monday, as the government warns people to be cautious when travels increase around the country during the school holiday.

There are 18 people isolated in the Auckland quarantine facility from the community, which includes nine people who have tested positive for COVID-19 and their household contacts, according to the Ministry of Health.

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BEIJING -- No new locally transmitted confirmed, asymptomatic, or suspected cases of COVID-19 were reported in Beijing on Sunday, the municipal health commission said Monday.

The capital also reported no new imported confirmed, asymptomatic, or suspected cases on Sunday, according to the commission.

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BEIJING -- China supports the important role of the United Nations in the global fight against COVID-19 and stands ready to enhance communication and coordination with the UN system, Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Monday.

Wang made the remarks in a phone conversation with Volkan Bozkir, president of the 75th session of the UN General Assembly.

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NEW DELHI -- India's COVID-19 tally surpassed 6 million on Monday, reaching 6,074,702, as the death toll reached 95,542, said the latest data released by the health ministry.

As many as 82,170 new cases and 1,039 deaths were registered in the past 24 hours across the country.

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SAO PAULO -- Brazil on Sunday reported 335 more deaths from the novel coronavirus in the past 24 hours, bringing the death toll to 141,741.

According to the health ministry, tests in the same period detected 14,318 new cases of infection, taking the total caseload to 4,732,309.

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SANTIAGO -- Chile has undertaken a record number of tests in recent days to detect COVID-19, Chilean Health Minister Enrique Paris said Sunday.

"We have reached a record figure in the last three days in taking PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction), totaling 115,219," said Paris, highlighting the efforts being made nationwide to detect new cases in time.

Chile has conducted 3,228,414 tests since March, he added.

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BOGOTA -- Colombian health authorities said Sunday that the number of novel coronavirus infections rose to 813,056 in the past 24 hours, after tests detected 7,018 new cases.

The death toll climbed to 25,488 after 192 more COVID-19 fatalities were reported in recent days.

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BEIJING -- No new locally transmitted COVID-19 cases were reported Sunday across the Chinese mainland, the National Health Commission said Monday.

Twenty-one imported confirmed COVID-19 cases were reported, the commission said in its daily report.

No new suspected COVID-19 cases or new deaths related to the disease were reported, the commission said.

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