Xinhua Asia-Pacific news summary at 0600 GMT, Oct. 29

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NEW DELHI -- India's COVID-19 tally rose to 34,246,157 on Friday, as 14,348 new cases were registered during the past 24 hours across the country, showed the federal health ministry's latest data.

Besides, 805 deaths from the pandemic since Thursday morning took the total death toll to 457,191. The number of deaths per day have been rising over the past couple of days. (India-COVID-19 Cases-Update)

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WELLINGTON -- The first government financial results for the new financial year show the continued strength of the New Zealand economy, despite the challenges of COVID-19, Deputy Prime Minister Grant Robertson said on Friday.

The Crown accounts for the three months to the end of September take into account the improved starting position from the previous financial year and the continued strength in economic activity. However, the current Delta outbreak has dampened this improvement, said Robertson, who is also finance minister. (New Zealand-COVID 19-Finance)

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SYDNEY -- The Australian state of Victoria, where COVID-19 restrictions are being wound back as vaccination rates steadily rise, has seen the daily rate of new cases remaining stubbornly high.

The health authorities on Friday announced 1,656 more cases and 10 deaths during the previous 24-hour period. Overall, the state has 23,730 active cases of the Delta variant of the virus, with the bulk of the outbreak being in the capital of Melbourne. (Australia-COVID-19-Restrictions)

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CANBERRA -- Coronavirus restrictions in Australia's Canberra have eased significantly as residents of the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) are no longer required to wear facemasks outdoors from Friday.

For the first time since early August, Canberra's arts and entertainment venues including cinemas and theaters have reopened for up to 75 percent of their seating capacity. (Australia-Canberra-COVID 19 Restrictions) Enditem

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