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Xinhua world news summary at 0530 GMT, April 19

19 Apr 2021, 16:05 GMT+10

QUITO -- The National Electoral Council (CNE) of Ecuador on Sunday proclaimed Guillermo Lasso as the winner of the second round of presidential elections held on April 11, with 52.36 percent of votes.

Lasso, the right-of-center candidate in his third presidential campaign, edged out Andres Arauz, a progressive candidate endorsed by Ecuador's ex-president Rafael Correa, who received 47.64 percent of votes. (Ecuador-Elections)

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RIO DE JANEIRO -- Brazil's COVID-19 death toll on Sunday reached 373,335 after registering another 1,657 fatalities, the country's ministry of health reported.

According to the ministry, another 42,980 cases were registered, bringing the total number of cases in the country to 13,943,071. (Coronavirus-Brazil)

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ULAN BATOR -- A steppe fire in eastern Mongolian province of Sukhbaatar was completely extinguished early Monday morning, according to the provincial emergency management department.

The fire started in Dariganga soum (administrative subdivision) of the province before noon on Sunday, and spread to the territory of neighboring Erdenetsagaan soum which borders Xilingol League, north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. (Mongolia-Steppe Fire)

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ULAN BATOR -- Mongolia registered 889 new locally transmitted COVID-19 cases and five more deaths in the last 24 hours, bringing the national counts to 22,884 and 55 respectively, the National Center for Communicable Diseases (NCCD) said Monday.

Meanwhile, 524 new recoveries were reported over the same period, raising the total recoveries to 12,401, the NCCD said in a statement. (Mongolia-COVID-19 Cases)

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