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CORONAVIRUS CASUALTIES (Nov 18):- GLOBAL:- Total Cases: 5,61,57,049; Total Deaths: 13,47,459 Recovered: 3,91,20,688 BELGIUM:- Total Cases: 5,40,605; Total Deaths: 14,839 BRAZIL:- Total Cases: 59,12,903; Total deaths: 1,66,847 CANADA:- Total Cases: 3,07,885; Total Deaths: 11,118 CHINA:- Total Cases: 86,369 ; Total Deaths: 4,635 FRANCE:- Total Cases: 20,36,755; Total Deaths: 43,892 GERMANY:- Total Cases: 8,41,097; Total Deaths: 13,318 INDIA:- Total Cases: 89,25,467; Total Deaths: 1,31,130 INDONESIA:- Total Cases: 4,78,720; Total Deaths: 15,503 IRAN:- Total Cases: 8,01,894; Total Deaths: 42,941 ITALY:- Total Cases: 12,38,072; Total Deaths: 46,464 JAPAN:- Total Cases: 1,20,815; Total Deaths: 1,913 MEXICO:-Total Cases: 10,11,153; Total Deaths: 99,026 NETHERLANDS:- Total Cases: 4,61,612; Total Deaths: 8,698 PHILIPPINES:- Total Cases: 412,097; Total Deaths: 7,957 RUSSIA:- Total Cases: 19,91,998; Total Deaths: 34,387 S KOREA:- Total Cases: 29,311; Total Deaths: 496 SPAIN:-Total Cases: 15,35,058; Total Deaths: 41,688 SWEDEN:- Total Cases: 1,96,446 Total Deaths: 6,321 SWITZERLAND:-Total Cases: 2,80,648; Total Deaths: 3,726 UAE:- Total Cases: 1,54,101; Total Deaths: 542 UK:- Total Cases: 14,10,732; Total Deaths: 52,745; US:- Total Cases: 1,17,09,384; Total Deaths: 2,54,463 - India Travel Times.Com   [Estd: 1998]       * * *    Travel, More Travel, Travel Means A Million Things     * * *    
North Korea reports its first coronavirus case, locks down border city
Kim Jong-un ordered a "maximum emergency system" to check its spread. Pyongyang alleges a runaway who went to South Korea three years ago returned with the infection last week. It claims so far there has been no case as it was quick to close its borders when six months ago the epidemic began spreading in the world.

PYONGYANG, July 26: North Korea, which had boasted of a "shining success" in preventing coronavirus from entering the country and reportedly had nil cases so far, on Saturday reported its first case from Kaesong city and locked down the town bordering South Korea.

A person who defected to South Korea three years returned on July 19 infected with covid, crossing the the demarcation line illegally, State news agency KCNA said.

The authoritarian country's leader Kim Jong-un ordered immediate lockdown of the city. He ordered a "maximum emergency system" to check its spread.

"An emergency event happened in Kaesong city where a runaway who went to the south three years ago, a person who is suspected to have been infected with the vicious virus returned on 19 July after illegally crossing the demarcation line," the news agency said.

North Korea was quick to close its borders when six months ago the epidemic began spreading to other countries from China's Wuhan where it originated.

The pandemic has so far infected 1,60,52,701 people and killed 6,44,811 across the world.

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