A man sits on the Pattaya beach in Chonburi province, Thailand, Sept. 15, 2020. (Xinhua/Rachen Sageamsak)
–Thailand mulls extension of disease control measures;
–Malaysia reports 111 more cases, new cluster detected;
–India records 86,052 new daily cases, death toll reaches 92,290;
–South Korea reports 114 more cases, 23,455 in total.
HONG KONG, Sept. 25 (Xinhua) — The following are the latest developments of the COVID-19 pandemic in Asia-Pacific countries on Friday:
BANGKOK — Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said the Thai government and the Center for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) will discuss whether to extend the emergency decree designed to stem the COVID-19 outbreak.
The prime minister said his team will be reviewing regulations for visiting business representatives and tourists ahead of the cabinet meeting on Tuesday.
Tourists cruise on Malacca river in Malacca, Malaysia, Sept. 19, 2020. (Xinhua/Zhu Wei)
KUALA LUMPUR — Malaysia reported 111 new COVID-19 infections, the health ministry said, bringing the national total to 10,687.
Health Ministry Director-General Noor Hisham Abdullah said in a press statement that four of the new cases are imported and 107 are local transmissions.
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 reported 16 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the number of total cases in the country to 39,186, the country’s Ministry of Public Health said.
People ride bicycles during the World Car Free Day in Manila, the Philippines, Sept. 22, 2020. (Xinhua/Rouelle Umali)
MANILA — The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the Philippines surged to 299,361 after the Philippines’ Department of Health (DOH) reported 2,630 new cases.
Photo taken on Sept. 15, 2020 shows the city slogan of Seoul changed from I·SEOUL·U to I·MASK·U near the city hall of Seoul, South Korea. (Xinhua/Wang Jingqiang)
SEOUL — South Korea reported 114 cases of the COVID-19 compared to 24 hours ago, raising the total number of infections to 23,455.
The daily caseload stayed above 100 for three straight days due to the continued cluster infections in Seoul and its surrounding Gyeonggi province traceable to church services and a massive rally held in central Seoul on Aug. 15.
Photo taken on Sept. 24, 2020 shows cars passing by the Sky Tower in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Wilson/Xinhua)
WELLINGTON — New Zealand reported two new cases of COVID-19, as one is an imported case detected in a managed isolation facility and the other is a community case.
People visit the Taj Mahal in Agra, India, Sept. 23, 2020. (Str/Xinhua)
NEW DELHI — The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in India rose to 5,818,570, India’s federal health ministry said.
During the past 24 hours, 86,052 new cases were reported from across the country. Besides this 1,141 deaths were also recorded.
A vendor wearing a face mask makes preparations at her flower shop in Yangon, Myanmar, Sept. 20, 2020. (Xinhua/U Aung)
YANGON — Myanmar reported 171 new infection cases of COVID-19 with five more deaths on Friday morning, said a release from the Health and Sports Ministry.
With the newly confirmed cases, the number of infection cases has risen to 8,515 so far.■