Tue, 24 Nov 2020

JAKARTA -- Indonesia and Japan have agreed to reopen reciprocal business travels amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the two countries' leaders said on Tuesday.

Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, who is visiting Indonesia for the first time since taking office in September, discussed with Indonesian President Joko Widodo the plan to begin a reciprocal green lane for business. (Indonesia-Japan-Business Travels)

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DHAKA -- Bangladesh reported 1,380 new COVID-19 cases and 18 new deaths on Tuesday, making the tally at 391,586 and death toll at 5,699, the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said.

The official data showed that 13,611 samples were tested in the last 24 hours across Bangladesh. The total number of recovered patients in the country stood at 307,141 including 1,542 new recoveries on Tuesday, said the DGHS. (Bangladesh-COVID-19)

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JAKARTA -- The ASEAN-China Young Leaders Scholarship (ACYLS) 2020 aimed to enhance people-to-people exchanges between the two sides was launched on Tuesday.

The virtual opening ceremony was attended by Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Luo Zhaohui, Chinese Ambassador to ASEAN Deng Xijun, ASEAN Secretary-General Lim Jock Hoi and ASEAN Deputy Secretary-General Kung Phoak. (ASEAN-China-Scholarship)

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NEW DELHI -- India's COVID-19 tally reached 7,597,063 with 46,790 new confirmed cases recorded in the past 24 hours, showed the data released by the federal health ministry on Tuesday.

The total death toll rose to 115,197, including 587 newly reported. This is the first time in nearly four months when the per day new cases fell below 50,000, and per day deaths below 600. (India-COVID-19)

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