A pet dog receives a free rabies vaccine in Manila, the Philippines on Sept. 28, 2020. (Xinhua/Rouelle Umali)
— Indonesia reports over 4,000 new cases, 128 new deaths;
— South Korea reports 38 more COVID-19 cases, 23,699 in total;
— India’s COVID-19 tally rises to 6,145,291, deaths reach 96,318;
— Australian PM announces digital business plan to drive economic recovery.
HONG KONG, Sept. 29 (Xinhua) — The following are the latest developments of the COVID-19 pandemic in Asia-Pacific countries:
MANILA — The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the Philippines surged to 309,303 after the Department of Health (DOH) reported 2,025 new daily cases on Tuesday.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte approved on Monday night the recommendation of an inter-agency coronavirus task force to extend the quarantine measures in Metro Manila until Oct. 31.
People carry a coffin at the special burial place for COVID-19 victims in Jakarta, Indonesia, Sept. 29, 2020. (Photo by Veri Sanovri/Xinhua)
JAKARTA — The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Indonesia increased by 4,002 in the past 24 hours to total 282,724, with 128 more deaths to raise the death toll to 10,601, the Health Ministry said on Tuesday.
People walk on the street in Wellington, New Zealand, Sept. 22, 2020. (Xinhua/Guo Lei)
WELLINGTON — New Zealand reported two new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, both of whom are imported cases detected in a managed isolation facility.
One person arrived from Ukraine on Sept. 23 via the United Arab Emirates, and the other person arrived in New Zealand from Pakistan via the United Arab Emirates on Sept. 23, according to the Ministry of Health.
The stone figure of Haechi, a symbol of Seoul, is put on a face mask in front of the Seosomun Building of Seoul City Hall in Seoul, South Korea, Sept. 15, 2020. (Xinhua/Wang Jingqiang)
SEOUL — South Korea reported 38 more cases of COVID-19 as of midnight Monday compared to 24 hours ago, raising the total number of infections to 23,699.
The daily caseload fell below 50 in 49 days since Aug. 11, hovering below 100 for four straight days.
A health worker (R) collects a nasal swab sample for COVID-19 test in Mumbai, India on Sept. 28, 2020. (Str/Xinhua)
NEW DELHI — India recorded 70,589 new COVID-19 cases and 776 deaths on Tuesday, taking the total tally to 6,145,291 and the death toll to 96,318, said the latest data released by the federal health ministry.
Garment workers take a lunch break outside a factory in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Sept. 10, 2020. (Photo by Phearum/Xinhua)
PHNOM PENH — Cambodia on Tuesday confirmed one new imported case of COVID-19, raising the total number of infections in the country to 277, the Ministry of Health (MoH) said in a statement.
Photo taken on Sept. 16, 2020 shows people coming back to the Namadgi National Park for hiking after the summer bush fire in Canberra, Australia. (Photo by Liu Changchang/Xinhua)
CANBERRA — The Australian government has announced a digital business plan to enable businesses to take advantage of digital technologies to grow their businesses and create jobs in the wake of the coronavirus crisis.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Treasurer Josh Frydenberg announced the almost 800 million Australian dollars (about 566 million U.S. dollar) scheme on Tuesday, saying it would facilitate doing more business online in a post-coronavirus world.■