Passengers walk with their luggages upon arriving at the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport in Ahmedabad on May 25, 2020. (Photo: AFP)
The total number of deaths from the COVID-19 pandemic worldwide has increased to 345,375 with the global confirmed cases reaching 5,428,605 as of 8 pm BJT on Monday, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University.
The central Chinese city of Wuhan conducted 6,574,093 nucleic acid tests to screen novel coronavirus infections between May 14 and 23, according to the local health authority.
Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told his ruling Liberal Democratic Party that Japan will lift limits on regional travel on June 19, Kyodo news agency reported.
According to the institute, the death toll from COVID-19 in Germany increased by 10 to 8,257 on Monday, resulting in a fatality rate of the confirmed cases of 4.6 percent.
Russia has confirmed 8,946 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, raising its total number of infections to 353,427, its coronavirus response center said in a statement Monday.
Iran had 2023 new infections of COVID-19 and 34 new deaths during the past 24 hours, Iran's health ministry spokesman said on Monday.
Malaysia reported 172 new cases and no deaths related to the novel coronavirus on Monday, bringing the total number of infections to 7,417, and deaths to 115, according to the country’s health ministry.
The Philippines on Monday reported 284 new cases of the COVID-19, pushing the total number of the cases to 14,319 since the highly infectious disease emerged in the country in January.