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CGTN America 5 Sep 2020

India passes 4 million COVID-19 cases

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As India pushes forward with reopening, the country is breaking global records with new COVID-19 cases. On Saturday, India passed 4 million confirmed COVID-19 cases.


The novel coronavirus has infected more than 37 million people worldwide and caused more than a million deaths. In Germany, Covid-19 cases are rising rapidly, with almost all of its largest cities becoming virus hotspots. Meanwhile, England is rolling out new lockdown rules as the city of Liverpool is set to be placed under tier three lockdown restrictions, the strictest of the country's new Covid-19 rules.
Authorities in China's Qingdao said on Monday they would test the city's entire population of more than nine million people for COVID-19 during the next five days after new cases appeared linked to a hospital treating people who had been confirmed with the disease after returning from overseas.
The coastal city, nearly 700km (435 miles) southeast of Beijing, reported six new COVID-19 cases and six asymptomatic cases as of late October 11 with most of the cases linked to the Qingdao Chest Hospital.
China has extensive, quick test capabilities and the health commission said more than 140,000 employees of "medical institutions, newly admitted patients and personnel" had been tested in Qingdao since the cases were confirmed.
After the announcement, the National Health Commission (NHC) said mainland China had 21 confirmed COVID-19 cases on October 11. The report did not, but not include any confirmed infections in Qingdao, and it was not immediately clear why.

Al Jazeera's Laura Burdon-Manley reports.
The US presidential candidates are making their final push to win over voters in the states where the race will be close.
President Donald Trump is campaigning in Wisconsin, where COVID-19 cases are rising fast, and claimed before several thousand supporters that the coronavirus was going away.
Campaigning in Georgia, Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden said unlike Trump, he would make tackling the pandemic a priority.
So far nearly 70 million Americans have already voted - a record that could lead to the highest voter turnout in a century.

Al Jazeera's Mike Hanna reports from Washington, DC, the US.
Colombia has lifted its five-month coronavirus lockdown as COVID-19 cases have begun to stabilise across the country.
Many sectors are now open for business, as the government wants to fix a struggling economy.

Al Jazeera's Alessandro Rampietti reports from Bogota.

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