Live COVID-19 updates: India's tally reaches 9,050,597

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BEIJING, Nov. 21 (Xinhua) -- The following are the updates on the global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

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NEW DELHI -- India's COVID-19 tally reached 9,050,597 on Saturday even as 46,232 new cases were registered during the past 24 hours, said the latest data from the health ministry.

According to the data, the death toll mounted to 132,726 as 564 more patients died since Friday morning.

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SINGAPORE -- The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) announced on Saturday that all arriving passengers from China's Hong Kong under the Singapore-Hong Kong Air Travel Bubble (ATB) will be required to take an on-arrival COVID-19 Polymerase Chain Reaction test at Changi Airport.

The new requirement is added as COVID-19 cases in Hong Kong have been rising over the past few days. The CAAS said the health authorities of both sides are in close contact and monitoring the situation, and the ATB arrangement will be launched as scheduled on Sunday.

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ULAN BATOR -- A total of 21 more locally transmitted COVID-19 cases were confirmed across Mongolia on Saturday, taking the national total to 578, according to the country's National Center for Communicable Diseases.

Of the confirmed cases, 337 people have recovered so far, according to the center.

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SHANGHAI -- The two new locally-transmitted COVID-19 cases Friday in Shanghai were a cargo security inspector at an airport and his wife, a hospital nurse, local health authorities said Saturday at a press conference.

The 39-year-old man surnamed Wu, who works at the cargo terminal at Shanghai Pudong International Airport, went to Shanghai Pudong Hospital with a high fever on Thursday and later tested positive for COVID-19.

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SEOUL -- South Korea reported 386 more COVID-19 cases as of midnight Friday compared to 24 hours ago, raising the total number of infections to 30,403.

The daily caseload has stayed above 300 for four straight days, growing in triple digits for 14 days due to the continued small cluster infections in Seoul and its surrounding Gyeonggi province as well as imported cases. Enditem

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