A woman and her son wearing face masks play at a public area in Surabaya of East Java, Indonesia, Sept. 26, 2020. (Photo by Kurniawan/Xinhua)
— Indonesia reports 3,874 new cases, 78 new deaths;
— Philippines’ cases surge to 304,226 with 2,995 new infections;
— South Korea reports 95 more cases, 23,611 in total;
— India’s tally nears 6 million, death toll reaches 94,503.
HONG KONG, Sept. 27 (Xinhua) — The following are the latest developments of the COVID-19 pandemic in Asia-Pacific countries on Sunday:
JAKARTA — The COVID-19 cases in Indonesia rose by 3,874 within one day to 275,213, with the death toll adding by 78 to 10,386, the Health Ministry said.
Employees work at a mask factory in Mazar-i-Sharif, capital of Balkh province, northern Afghanistan, Sept. 17, 2020. (Photo by Kawa Basharat/Xinhua)
KABUL — Afghanistan on Sunday reported 35 new COVID-19 cases within the past 24 hours, bringing the total tally to 39,227 cases, the country’s Ministry of Public Health confirmed.
A boy wearing a face mask plays basketball in Manila, the Philippines, Sept. 26, 2020. (Xinhua/Rouelle Umali)
MANILA — The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the Philippines surged to 304,226 after the Philippines’ Department of Health (DOH) reported 2,995 new daily cases.
People wearing face masks walk on a road near Deoksu Palace in Seoul, South Korea, Sept. 15, 2020. (Xinhua/Wang Jingqiang)
SEOUL — South Korea reported 95 more cases of COVID-19 compared to 24 hours ago, raising the total number of infections to 23,611. The daily caseload stayed below 100 for two straight days, but the double-digit increase continued owing to cluster infections in Seoul and its surrounding Gyeonggi province.
A woman walks on the street in Wellington, New Zealand, Sept. 22, 2020. (Xinhua/Guo Lei)
WELLINGTON — New Zealand reported two new cases of COVID-19, said the Ministry of Health in a statement. According to the ministry, both the new cases were imported cases detected in managed isolation facilities, with no new case in the community.
People visit the Taj Mahal in Agra, India, Sept. 23, 2020. (Str/Xinhua)
NEW DELHI — India’s COVID-19 tally is inching towards the 6-million mark, reaching 5,992,532, as the death toll reached 94,503, according to the latest data released by the federal health ministry. As many as 88,600 new COVID-19 cases and 1,124 deaths were reported across the country in the past 24 hours.
Migrant workers stand in line for COVID-19 tests at Teku Hospital in Kathmandu, Nepal, Sept. 25, 2020. (Photo by Sulav Shrestha/Xinhua)
KATHMANDU — Dr. Dibya Singh, Nepali Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli’s personal physician, has been infected with COVID-19, Nepali officials said.
Dr. Singh, who is also dean at the Institute of Medicine, Tribhuvan University (TU) which runs the TU Teaching Hospital in Kathmandu, was confirmed to be infected with coronavirus on Friday.■