July 27, 2020, 06.18 PM

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Traditional border crossing was suspended from July 23, police chief David Manning said in a statement distributed on Monday.

PNG has fluid borders with Indonesia, the Federated States of Micronesia and the Solomon Islands with people regularly crossing on foot or in small boats.

While much of Asia is reimposing lockdowns and other curbs on movement, India continues to ease restrictions despite a relentless rise in infections. India has a total of 1.4 million cases, behind only the United States and Brazil.

More than 16.13 million people have been reported to be infected by the novel coronavirus globally and 644,836 have died, according to a Reuters tally.

(Writer: Stephen Coates | Editor: Michael Perry) 

Source: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-asia/second-wave-of-coronavirus-in-asia-prompts-fresh-lockdowns-idUSKCN24S0EH 

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