Xinhua Asia-Pacific news summary at 0600 GMT, May 22

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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. (India-COVID-19-Cases)

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WELLINGTON -- New Zealand reported one new confirmed case of COVID-19 on Friday after four consecutive days of zero cases, with the combined total of confirmed and probable cases reaching 1,504, according to the Ministry of Health.

The death toll has remained at 21 in the country since May 6, the ministry said. (New Zealand-COVID-19-Cases)

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BANGKOK -- The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) has adopted a resolution, declaring "profound solidarity" with the members and people affected by the COVID-19.

The resolution was adopted Thursday at the 76th session of the UNESCAP in Bangkok. (Thailand-UNESCAP-COVID-19)

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DHAKA -- At least 16 people were killed as Cyclone Amphan slammed the Bangladesh coastlines after making landfall in the country on Wednesday night, an official said Thursday.

Ayesha Akhter, assistant director at the Health Emergency Operations Centre, told Xinhua that the cyclone killed 16 people in about a dozen districts. (Bangladesh-Cyclone Amphan) Enditem

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