Wed, 20 Jan 2021

NEW DELHI -- Debris of the MiG-29k trainer aircraft that crashed in the Arabian Sea on Thursday has been located, an Indian Navy (IN) official said on Sunday.

The jet had crashed into the sea off the southern state of Goa. While one pilot was rescued, the other is still missing.(India-Aircrash)

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NEW DELHI -- The recovery rate of COVID-19 patients in India Sunday increased to 93.71 percent, the country's federal health ministry said.

"Till now 8,802,267 patients have been cured and 453,956 patients are under active medical supervision," the ministry said. "The national recovery rate is now 93.71 percent."(India-COVID-19-Recovery rate)

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JAKARTA -- Students in Indonesia are expected to resume school as of January 2021 amid the lingering COVID-19 pandemic.

Indonesian Education and Culture Minister Nadiem Makarim said the school reopening is based on the level of risk of COVID-19 spread, the schools' readiness, and the orderly health protocols.(Indonesia-COVID-19-School)

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HONG KONG -- Hong Kong's Center for Health Protection (CHP) reported 115 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, taking its total tally to 6,238.

The newly confirmed cases involved 109 local infections and the remaining six were imported. Of the local cases, 24 had an unknown source of infection, 62 were related to a dancing cluster, which has caused 479 infections so far.(Hong Kong-COVID-19)

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HONG KONG -- Chief Secretary for Administration of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) government Matthew Cheung said Sunday that it is imperative for the HKSAR government to strengthen national security education in Hong Kong, which plays an important role in ensuring national security and Hong Kong's prosperity and stability.

Cheung said in his blog that the HKSAR government will capitalize on the annual national Constitution Day and National Security Education Day to carry out large-scale public education. The HKSAR government will hold a forum on Dec. 4 when legal experts and scholars will be invited to talk about the importance of national security.(Hong Kong-National security education)

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