The latest: COVID-19 outbreak worldwide (Updated October 25)
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People take part in an outdoor Sunday mass at the Old Town Square in Prague on October 26, 2020, amid the coronavirus Covid-19 pandemic. Photo: AFP

The total number of deaths from the COVID-19 pandemic worldwide has increased to 1,151,059 with the global confirmed cases reaching 42,740,047 as of 9:00 pm BJT on Sunday according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University.

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Current status (data as of 9:00 pm BJT, October 25):

The National Health Commission sent a working group to Kashgar in Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region on Sunday to guide the local epidemic prevention and control work.

The Minister-President of the Brussels Capital Region Rudi Vervoort announced on Saturday more drastic measures will be implemented to fight against COVID-19 at a meeting with 19 mayors of the region of Brussels.

The Colombian Ministry of Health and Social Protection announced on Saturday that the country had reached 1,007,711 cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), while the death toll rose to 30,000.

Brazilian health regulator Anvisa on Friday authorized a biomedical center to import six million doses of the Sinovac coronavirus vaccine, one day after President Jair Bolsonaro said Brazil would not buy the Chinese vaccine.