The Latest: India reports fewest virus deaths in 11 weeks

NEW DELHI — The lowest daily growth in deaths from coronavirus was reported in India in close to three months.

On Thursday, the Ministry of Health confirmed 680 deaths over the last 24 hours, the lowest within the last 11 weeks.

More than 1,000 dead viruses per day last month were registered in the region.

There have also been 67,708 new infections reported by the Ministry that have raised India to over 7.3 million.

The Ministry estimates that, during the week of September 9-15 when viruses peaked, India 's average number of cases fell from 92,830 last week to 72,576.

In the last month, the nation has witnessed a week-to-week pattern of falling incidents.

Health experts also cautioned that during the religious festival season at the beginning of this month, this virus could spread across large crowds of visitors in temples and shopping areas,


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COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — Sri Lankan authorities will impose a cushion on a key industrial town, following an increase in COVID-19 cases in the suburbs of the capital, focused on a garment factory.

Police spokesperson Ajith Rohana said that from Thursday until further notice, a curfew will be imposed in Katunayake.

The flagship industrial zone in Katunayake, with over 50,000 staff, is home.

There is also the country's primary international airport.

Authorities state that amid the curfew, the plants in the region will continue to work.

In several areas of the western province, the curfew was first enforced last week and recorded in Minuwangoda near Katunayake.

Last week, when a textile factory worker checked positively the Indian Ocean Island nation confirmed the first locally transmitted infection in more than two months.

By Thursday there were 1,723 infections associated with the cluster and over 2,000 people were requested to be quarantined at home.

CANBERRA — Australia's Premier reports that the reopening of air services for Japan, Singapore and South Korea is a goal of his administration.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Thursday that he had been talking to officials from all three countries regarding reopening air routes.

He described Japan and South Korea as "two particularly good countries" in addressing the pandemic.

"We are looking at a variety of countries to see what we will possibly achieve next year.

We won't jump into it, "said Morrison.

"My immediate goals are the three Asian countries on how we can do this," he said.

Australia will allow neighboring New Zealand travelers to arrive on Friday without a hotel quarantine.

Much of New Zealand avoided moving COVID-19 to the community.

On Thursday, Australia only recorded 12 new cases of population virus transmission.

SEOUL, South Korea — 110 new cases of coronavirus have been identified as the newest body of infections in Busan , South Korea. SEOUL, South Korea

The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency released numbers on Thursday led to the deaths of 439 infections since the pandemic had started to 24,988.

Half the new cases have been identified from the southern harbor town the Busan, where at least 54 infections have been related to an old age hospital.

South Korea has just reduced social exclusion steps such that high-risk facilities such as nightclubs and karaoke bars have been revived such that fans can return to competitive sports.

Height officers intend to take part in measures to avoid diseases in Seoul, Seoul and the neighboring regions and evaluate 160,000 workers in clinics, care facilities, and social programs for aged people.

MEXICO CITY — The cumulative number of health care staff killed by COVID-19 on Wednesday confirmed that 164 are accused of their death but their test findings are still pending.

In the new Mexican coronavirus, the number of doctors, nurses, technicians and staff has already confirmed that 127,053 are infected.

That means that approximately 15% of all confirmed cases of coronavirus in Mexico and about 18% of all COVID-19 deaths are recorded by health workers.

The Health Ministry estimated that 42% of the people who died were nurses, 26% physicians and 32% workers, cleaning personnel or other personnel in hospitals.

Mexico has one of the highest rates of fatalities of emergency professionals worldwide and healthcare staff have protested against inadequate personal safety devices in Mexico.

However, health authorities declined the mortality figure owing to a shortage of safety equipment.