Asia Today: India reports 41,100 new coronavirus cases
India is second in the world in total reported coronavirus cases behind the U.S., but daily infections have been on the decline since the middle of September. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)NEW DELHI – India has reported 41,100 new cases of the coronavirus, raising the country’s overall tally since the pandemic began to 8.79 million. India is second in the world in total reported cases behind the U.S., but daily infections have been on the decline since the middle of September. Sri Lankan prisons are filled with more than 26,000 inmates in facilities meant to hold 10,000. Sri Lanka has confirmed a total of 16,582 cases, including 53 deaths.
India celebrates Diwali amid pandemic, pollution fears
People play with fireworks during Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, in Prayagraj, India, Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)NEW DELHI – More than a billion Indians celebrated Diwali on Saturday amid twin concerns of a resurgence in coronavirus infections and rising air pollution that is enveloping the country’s north in a cloud of thick toxic smog. Kejriwal said last week that the pandemic was spreading fast in the capital due to the rising air pollution. The link between air pollution and worsening COVID-19 cases remains mostly theoretical at the moment. But ahead of Diwali, messages encouraging people to stay home during the festival whizzed around New Delhi via WhatsApp.
Asia Today: India virus surge continues in New Delhi
India's Health Ministry reported 44,684 new positive cases in the past 24 hours and 520 deaths. New Delhi has seen a spike in recent weeks, recording more new cases than any other Indian state. In other developments in the Asia-Pacific region:— Authorities in Sri Lanka said operations at the country’s main port have been hampered after 60 port workers tested positive for COVID-19 and another 200 workers were quarantined. Colombo port officials said operations have been delayed and nearly a dozen ships are waiting outside the port to enter. The KFA said none of the five who tested positive were showing symptoms and that players and staff were currently quarantining in their rooms.
India's festive mood raises fears of surge of coronavirus
Authorities in New Delhi have banned firecrackers and are appealing to people to celebrate the Hindu festival of lights at home. Coronavirus infections have been rising in the capital and authorities are worried large festival crowds will worsen the virus situation. India has confirmed more than 8.7 million cases of coronavirus infection, second-most in the world, and more than 128,600 fatalities. India's Hindu festivals draw tens of thousands of people, packed in temples, shopping districts and family gatherings exchanging gifts. For India’s nearly 70 million traders, who employ about 400 million people, an upturn could not come fast enough.
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