A boy plays with his father in downtown Barcelona, Spain, June 25, 2020. (Photo: Xinhua)
The total number of deaths from the COVID-19 pandemic worldwide has increased to 502,048 with the global confirmed cases reaching 10,154,984 as of 7:30 pm BJT on Monday, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University.
Current situation (data as of 7:30 pm BJT, June 29):
The first COVID-19 patient in Beijing's latest cluster infections related to the Xinfadi market was discharged from hospital on Monday morning after recovery, according to Beijing Ditan Hospital.
All bars in Los Angeles County, the most populous county in the United States with a population of over 10 million, were ordered to shut down again due to the rising number of COVID-19 cases.
Brazil, the worst-hit Latin American country, on Sunday reported 552 daily deaths from COVID-19, taking its death toll to 57,622.
Russia has confirmed 6,719 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, raising its total number of infections to 641,156, its coronavirus response center said in a statement on Monday.
The local government in Indian capital city - Delhi Monday said it will create a plasma bank for the treatment of COVID-19 patients. The announcement was made by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. He urged people who have recovered from the COVID-19 infection to come forward and donate plasma to help other patients.
In Peru, the Health Ministry reported Sunday 3,430 new cases, taking the national tally to 279,419 with a total of 9,317 deaths, with the capital Lima being the hardest hit region. The Peruvian government has said the nation's COVID-19 outbreak has reached a plateau and has begun to reactivate the economy with preventive measures in place.
Chile on Sunday reported a total of 271,982 infections, and a death toll of 5,509. Chile has a state of catastrophe in place, including a curfew in hard-hit areas since late March that has seen soldiers and police officers deployed in the streets to enforce lockdown orders and other restrictions.
The New Zealand government is focusing on keeping the country's border safe and secure in its fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, Health Minister David Clark said on Monday.