Live COVID-19 Updates: New Zealand reports no new infections for 1st time in over a month

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BEIJING, Sept. 18 (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 Friday, the first time since early August.

There are 54 people linked to a community cluster starting in August in Auckland, the country's largest city. They remain in an Auckland quarantine facility, which includes 22 people who have tested positive for COVID-19 and their household contacts, according to the Ministry of Health.

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GENEVA -- China has done "the right thing at the right time" in its response to the COVID-19 pandemic, said Fiorenzo Manganiello, first vice president of the Swiss private bank Banque Profil de Gestion.

China's further economic opening-up and a simplified regulatory environment are good news for foreign investors, Manganiello told Xinhua in a recent interview.

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WASHINGTON -- The number of initial jobless claims in the United States declined to 860,000 last week, indicating a continued recovery in the labor market ravaged by the COVID-19 crisis, the Labor Department reported Thursday.

In the week ending Sept. 12, the number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits decreased by 33,000 from the previous week's upwardly revised level of 893,000, marking the fourth time in the past 26 weeks that the number has come below 1 million.

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NEW DELHI -- The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in India rose to 5,214,677 on Friday morning, India's health ministry said.

During the past 24 hours, 96,424 new cases and 1,174 deaths were reported from across the country. The death toll is now 84,372.

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YANGON -- The Myanmar government has so far repatriated 15,453 citizens stranded in foreign countries due to the COVID-19 pandemic, said the Foreign Affairs Ministry late Thursday.

Due to the suspension of international commercial flights during the pandemic, the government has been bringing back its citizens stranded in foreign countries by relief flights or special flights.

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BRASILIA -- Brazil's Prosecutor General Augusto Aras was diagnosed with COVID-19 on Thursday, his press office has said.

"The prosecutor general of the Republic tested positive for COVID-19. The test result came out this Thursday. Augusto Aras is doing well and is in isolation, working remotely," it tweeted. Enditem

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