Live COVID-19 updates: India reports record high daily increase of 6,088 cases

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BEIJING, May 22 (Xinhua) -- The following are the updates on the global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

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SYDNEY -- From next month up to 50 people at a time will be allowed in pubs, cafes and restaurants in Australian state of New South Wales, but patrons will be banned from standing, mingling or dancing.

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KATHMANDU -- The Nepali government has decided to seal off all the entry points to capital Kathmandu, barring the movement of people amid COVID-19 in the densely-populated city, officials at the Nepal's Ministry of Home Affairs said.

The number of COVID-19 cases is on the rise in Nepal, with a dozen of COVID-19 cases reported in the capital city while nationwide infections stand at 457 as of Thursday evening, according to Nepal's Ministry of Health and Population.

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NEW DELHI -- India's federal health ministry said Friday morning that 148 new deaths due to COVID-19, besides fresh 6,088 positive cases, were reported since Thursday in the country, taking the number of deaths to 3,583 and total cases to 118,447.

This is the highest one-day spike in COVID-19 cases so far in the country, showed the data.

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WASHINGTON -- China's economy is bouncing back from the coronavirus pandemic with a pick-up in consumer spending, manufacturing and investment, according to a U.S. investment expert.

"When thinking about prospects for the Chinese economy, one of the most important factors is whether the coronavirus remains under control. At this point, China appears to have wrestled COVID-19 into submission," Andy Rothman, investment strategist at San Francisco-based investment firm Matthews Asia, wrote Monday in an analysis. Enditem

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