Russia’s coronavirus death toll passes 25,000

A medical worker wearing protective gear push a wheelchair with a patient suspected of having coronavirus at a hospital outside Moscow, Russia, Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020. Life outside hospitals remains largely normal. Moscow officials recommended the elderly and those who have chronic illnesses stay home. (AP)
Updated 22 October 2020

Russia’s coronavirus death toll passes 25,000

  • Authorities reported 15,971 new coronavirus infections in the previous 24 hours

MOSCOW: Russia recorded 290 deaths from COVID-19 on Thursday, bringing its official death toll to 25,242.
Authorities reported 15,971 new coronavirus infections in the previous 24 hours, bringing the nationwide total to 1,463,306, the fourth highest in the world.


China's Xi congratulates Biden on US election win

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China's Xi congratulates Biden on US election win

BEIJING: Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday congratulated Joe Biden on his US election victory, state media reported.
In his telegram, Xi said both countries should "stick to no conflict or confrontation, mutual respect, (and) the spirit of win-win cooperation" in order to promote the "noble cause" of world peace and development.