Asia Today: India overtakes China in number of cases

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FILE- In this April 18, 2020 file photo, children wait to receive free food distributed in a slum during a lockdown to check the spread of the new coronavirus in Mumbai, India. As Indians await details of a huge coronavirus relief package Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced to jump-start the economy, the virus outbreak in the financial capital of Mumbai and elsewhere in Maharashtra state is starting to overwhelm hospitals, prisons and slums, complicating any economic recovery plan. (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade, File)

BANGKOK (AP) – India’s confirmed coronavirus cases have surpassed China’s, with the Health Ministry reporting a spike to 85,940 infections and 2,752 deaths.

China has reported 82,941 confirmed case and 4,633 deaths since the virus was first detected late last year in the central city of Wuhan. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government is due to announce this weekend a decision whether to extend the 54-day-old lockdown.

A Chinese official has confirmed that the annual legislative session next week will be curtailed to protect public health during the coronavirus pandemic. South Korean officials have so far confirmed 162 cases linked to club-goers in the densely populated Seoul metropolitan area, and are expressing cautious hope that infections are beginning to wane.

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