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Chinese mainland reports 21 new imported COVID-19 cases

Beijing/Xinhua: The Chinese mainland reported 21 new imported COVID-19 cases Saturday, bringing the total number of imported cases to 3,008, the National Health Commission said Sunday.

UK records another 17,540 coronavirus cases with 77 deaths

London/Xinhua: Another 17,540 people in Britain have tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the total number of coronavirus cases in the country to 561,815, according to official figures released Thursday.

Ontario leads Canada by surpassing 4 million COVID-19 tests

Toronto/IBNS: Ontario continues to lead Canada since the beginning of the pandemic by surpassing four million COVID-19 tests, as well in its daily testing capacity, said Ontario Premier Doug Ford Oct 6 during his daily briefings.

Trump's aide Nick Luna tests positive for COVID-19: Reports

Washington/Sputnik: US President Donald Trump’s personal attendant, Nick Luna, has tested positive for COVID-19, ABC News reported on Sunday, citing informed sources.

UK Health Minister tells public to follow COVID-19 rules or face national lock down

London/Sputnik: UK Health Minister Matt Hancock urged people on Sunday to follow social distancing restrictions to avoid another national lockdown, as the United Kingdom is on the brink of a second wave of COVID-19.

Colombia reopens international flights amid COVID-19

Bogota/Xinhua: Colombian President Ivan Duque announced the reopening of international flights on Sunday after five months of closure due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Kin of Covid-19 victims accuse Chinese authorities of blocking lawsuits alleging mishandling of the pandemic: Report

Wuhan/IBNS: Several people in Wuhan, the capital city of China’s Hubei province, where the coronavirus first surfaced in December last year, want to sue the local administration for the death of their kin due to mishandling of the health emergency but have found their lawsuits abruptly rejected, face official intimidation and their lawyers pressurised to withdraw from such cases, said an AFP report.

Ontario's COVID-19 infections soar, Premier to impose severe fines to those ignoring health guidelines

Ottawa/IBNS: The failure of Ontario's Public health officials to trace roughly half of the city's latest rising COVID-19 infections has caused great concerns to the experts in hampering efforts to contain the spread of the virus in Canada, media reports said.

California becomes first state with over 700,000 total COVID-19 cases: Johns Hopkins

Moscow/Sputnik: California has become the first US state where the number of confirmed coronavirus cases surpassed 700,000, according to the latest data from Johns Hopkins University.

China conducting experiments of dangerous pathogens with Pakistan for past five years: The Klaxon

Islamabad/Beijing:  A team of key Coronavirus scientists from China’s Wuhan Institute of Virology have been conducting experiments of dangerous pathogens in “collaboration” with Pakistan, media reports said at a time when the world is struggling to deal with COVID-19 pandemic.

Canada records 124,629 COVID-19 cases, 9,071 deaths

Ottawa/Xinhua: There have been 124,629 cases of COVID-19 in Canada, including 9,071 deaths, said the Public Health Agency of Canada on Sunday.

Bangladesh records 2,265 fresh COVID19 cases

Dhaka: Bangladesh seems to witness a significant rise in the number of COVID-19 cases as the country recorded 2,265 fresh cases in the past 24 hours, media reports said on Sunday.

Argentine govt announces economic subsidy for families of COVID-19 victims

Buenos Aires/Xinhua: The Argentine government announced on Sunday that it would deliver an economic subsidy to relatives of people who have died from the novel coronavirus.

UN chief outlines ‘bold steps’ for education in the face of COVID-19 disruption

New York: The COVID-19 pandemic has created the largest disruption to education in history and prolonged school closures could further entrench inequalities in access to learning, the UN Secretary-General said on Tuesday, underlining the need for “bold steps” to address the crisis.

South Korea reports 34 more COVID-19 cases, 14,423 in total

Seoul/Xinhua: South Korea reported 34 more cases of the COVID-19 as of Tuesday midnight compared to 24 hours ago, raising the total number of infections to 14,423.