Live COVID-19 updates: India to further suspend int'l flights till year-end due to pandemic

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BEIJING, Nov. 26 (Xinhua) -- The following are the updates on the global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

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NEW DELHI -- The Indian government on Thursday decided to continue the suspension of international flights till the year-end due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The suspension does not apply on international cargo flights to or from India, and those commercial passenger flights approved by the federal government.

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KAMPALA -- Uganda has registered a record high of 484 daily COVID-19 cases, raising the national tally to 18,890, the country's health ministry said Wednesday.

The new infections were confirmed out of the 2,702 sample tests done on Tuesday, the ministry said in a statement.

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HANOI -- A Bloomberg ranking has listed Vietnam the 10th among 53 major economies amid the havoc wreaked by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The country posted a resilience score of 74.3 out of 100, local online newspaper VnExpress cited the ranking as reporting on Thursday.

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SYDNEY -- Australians will take advantage of remarkably low COVID-19 rates to enjoy a close-to-normal festive season, with family gatherings, retail shopping and dining all permitted.

City of Sydney officials encouraged residents on Thursday to join crowds throughout the city enjoying light shows, outdoor dining and live performances over the Christmas period.

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KHARTOUM -- Sudan's former Prime Minister and leader of the National Umma Party (NUP) Sadiq al-Mahdi has died from the novel coronavirus, the NUP announced in a statement early Thursday.

Al-Mahdi, aged 84, was flown to the United Arab Emirates to receive treatment after he tested positive for COVID-19 earlier this month, but his condition deteriorated during the past hours and died there from an acute pneumonia due to complications of the virus.

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HOHHOT -- Manzhouli, a border city in north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, reported nine locally transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases in the past day, the regional health commission said Thursday.

An asymptomatic case and a suspected case were also reported from 7 a.m. Wednesday to 7 a.m. Thursday, the commission said, adding that a total of 443 close contacts have been put under quarantine. Enditem

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