Xinhua Asia-Pacific news summary at 1600 GMT, Nov. 22


By Cao BinSu Wanming
  • World
  • Monday, 23 Nov 2020

NEW DELHI -- Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said climate change must be fought not in silos but in an integrated, comprehensive and holistic way.

Modi made the comments while addressing G20 Riyadh summit side event Safeguarding the Planet.(India-PM-Climate change)

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JAKARTA -- Indonesian President Joko Widodo has called on the G20 economies to help developing countries and underdeveloped ones recover from the pandemic and economic downturn.

In the company of Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi, the Indonesian head of state made the remarks when attending the first day of the G20 Summit virtually from the presidential palace in Bogor, West Java, on Saturday evening.(Indonesia-G20-Recovery)

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DHAKA -- Bangladesh reported 2,060 new COVID-19 cases and 38 new deaths on Sunday, making the tally at 447,341 and death toll at 6,388, the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said.

The official data showed that 13,870 samples were tested in the last 24 hours across Bangladesh. (Bangladesh-COVID-19 cases)

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HONG KONG -- The number of newly confirmed COVID-19 cases in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) on Sunday reached a new high in over three months, prompting the HKSAR government to roll out more stringent measures to curb further spreading of the virus.

The Center for Health Protection said there were 68 new cases, including 61 local infections reported, taking Hong Kong's total tally to 5,628. Twelve of the local cases had unknown origins and most of the rest cases were related to dancing club clusters.(Hong Kong-COVID-19)

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