Live COVID-19 updates: New Zealand reports no new cases for 4 consecutive days

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BEIJING, May 21 (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 Thursday for four consecutive days, with the combined total of confirmed and probable cases remaining at 1,503, according to the Ministry of Health.

Director-General of Health Ashley Bloomfield told a press conference that the death toll has remained at 21 in the country since May 6, the ministry said.

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NEW DELHI -- India's federal health ministry Thursday morning reported 132 more deaths and 5,609 new COVID-19 cases since Wednesday, taking the number of deaths to 3,435 and total cases to 112,359.

On Wednesday morning, the number of COVID-19 cases in the country was 106,750, and the death toll was 3,303.

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WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released two new resources to assist states, localities as well as businesses and community organizations in reopening during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a CDC release on Wednesday.

The first, CDC Activities and Initiatives Supporting the COVID-19 Response and the President's Plan for Opening America Up Again, summarizes CDC's initiatives, activities, and tools in support of the whole-of-government response to COVID-19.

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BEIJING -- Chinese health authority said Thursday that it received reports of two new confirmed COVID-19 cases on the Chinese mainland Wednesday, of which one was imported and reported in Guangdong Province.

The other case was domestically transmitted in Shanghai, the National Health Commission said in its daily report.

No deaths related to the disease were reported Wednesday, according to the commission.

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DUBLIN -- A total of 828 people working at meat processing plants in Ireland have been confirmed infected with COVID-19, Irish national radio and television broadcaster RTE reported on Wednesday.

The report quoted health authorities as saying that of all the confirmed cases in the meat processing plants, 328 were reported over the last week, making such a place another potential hot spot for outbreaks of clusters of infections in the country. Enditem

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