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South Korea to tighten COVID-19 rules aboard passenger planes

Seoul, Aug 5 (UNI/Sputnik) South Korea is toughening COVID-19 rules aboard passenger planes starting August 9 over a rise in daily infections at home and abroad, the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport said on Thursday.
The ministry ordered for plane cabins to be sanitized more than once a day for domestic flights, and after every flight for internationals. In addition, passengers will be forbidden to exchange seats and travel without a mask, and are recommended not to speak. Those who refuse to wear a mask can be held criminally liable.
People with COVID-19 symptoms will be isolated.
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Elections suspended at several stations in Germany's Wuppertal after World War II bomb found: Officials

26 Sep 2021 | 4:44 PM

Berlin, Sep 26 (UNI/Sputnik) Authorities in the German city of Wuppertal, located in North Rhine-Westphalia, have called on people to abstain from voting at five polling stations due to a World War II bomb found in the area early on Sunday.

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Russia records 22,498 new coronavirus cases in last 24 hours : Response Center

26 Sep 2021 | 3:00 PM

Moscow, Sep 26 (UNI/Sputnik) Russia registered 22,498 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, which brings the cumulative total to 7,420,913, the federal response center said Sunday.

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Four inmates killed in jail break attempt in southern Philippines

26 Sep 2021 | 2:59 PM

Manila, Sep 26 (UNI/Xinhua) Jail guards killed four inmates in a shootout on Sunday after they tried to escape from a prison in the southern Philippines' Surigao del Sur province, jail authorities said.

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No reason for Australia to remain closed if 80% vaccinated: PM

No reason for Australia to remain closed if 80% vaccinated: PM

26 Sep 2021 | 1:23 PM

Canberra, Sep 26 (UNI/Xinhua) Australian Prime Minister (PM) Scott Morrison has told state and territory leaders that they owe it to Australians to reopen domestic borders by Christmas.

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Japan may lift state of emergency by end of September: Health minister

Japan may lift state of emergency by end of September: Health minister

26 Sep 2021 | 1:13 PM

Tokyo, Sep 26 (UNI/Sputnik) The Japanese government believes it is possible to lift the state of emergency in many of the prefectures where it is currently in effect because of the coronavirus pandemic, Health Minister Tamura Norihisa said on Sunday.

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