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Global COVID-19 cases top 29 million

FRANCE: The overall number of global COVID-19 coronavirus cases has topped 29.1 million, while the number of deaths have increased to over 922,000 as of Monday morning, according to the Johns Hopkins University.

The COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic has killed over 930,000 people worldwide with more than 29 million cases confirmed.

The US accounted for the world’s highest number of cases and deaths at 6,519,121 and 194,041 respectively, according to the CSSE.

India is currently in the second place in terms of cases at 4,846,427 while the country’s death toll stood at 79,722.

In terms of cases, Brazil ranks third (4,330,455), and is followed by Russia (1,059,024), Peru (722,832), Colombia (708,964), Mexico (668,381), South Africa (649,793), Spain (566,326), Argentina (555,537), Chile (434,748), France (402,893), Iran (402,029), the UK (370,928), Bangladesh (337,520), Saudi Arabia (325,651), Pakistan (301,481), Turkey (291,162), Iraq (290,309), Italy (287,753), Germany (261,737), Philippines (261,216), Indonesia (218,382), Ukraine (158,122), Israel (155,604), Canada (138,640), Bolivia (125,982), Qatar (121,740), Ecuador (118,594), Kazakhstan (106,803), Dominican Republic (103,660), Romania (103,495), Panama (101,745) and Egypt (101,009), the CSSE figures showed.

The other countries with over 10,000 deaths are the Brazil (131,625), Mexico (70,821), the UK (41,717), Italy (35,610), France (30,903), Peru (30,526), Spain (29,747), Iran (23,157), Colombia (22,734), Russia (18,517), South Africa (15,447), Chile (11,949), Argentina (11,352) and Ecuador (10,864).

Meanwhile, Israel announced a three-week nationwide in a bid to quell soaring coronavirus cases, which have passed 4,000 new cases a day.

Pharma giant AstraZeneca and Oxford University say they have resumed a vaccine trial after getting the all-clear from British regulators, following a pause announced Wednesday that was caused by a UK volunteer falling ill.

Authorities in Australian city Melbourne arrest more than 70 people for flouting stay-at-home orders to protest against lockdown restrictions, with some demonstrators clashing with riot police.

About 250 people attended the illegal protest -- the second in as many days in Melbourne -- promoted by coronavirus conspiracy groups on social media.

Austria is experiencing the start of a second wave of infections, Chancellor Sebastian Kurz says, as cases spike upwards in line with other EU countries.

From Friday to Saturday, the Alpine nation of nearly nine million people reported 869 new cases -- more than half in Vienna. Kurz warns that the mark of 1,000 cases per day will soon be reached.

Ninety UN peacekeepers in south Lebanon tested positive for the novel coronavirus, says a spokesman for the UNIFIL force.

Of the 90, 88 belong to the same contingent, says the spokesman, without specifying their nationalities. South Korea will temporarily ease virus curbs in the greater Seoul area after a decline in cases.

Authorities had tightened social distancing measures last month following a spike in cases but these will be eased in the metropolitan area starting Monday for two weeks. -AFP

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