* World Trade Organization members agreed on Monday to hold the next major ministerial meeting in Geneva, Switzerland in late 2021, delegates told Reuters. The biennial conference was originally set to be held in Kazakhstan last year but was delayed due to the pandemic. * More COVID-19 cases and deaths were reported in Asia-Pacific on Monday, as India recorded 15,510 new infections, taking the total to 11,112,241. According to the official data, the death toll in India mounted to 157,157 with 106 more deaths. * The Philippines’ Department of Health (DOH) reported 2,037 new cases, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the Southeast Asian country to 578,381. The death toll climbed to 12,322 after four more patients died from the viral disease, the DOH said. * Bangladesh reported 585 new cases and eight more deaths, bringing the tally to 546,801 and the death toll to 8,416, the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said. * Republic of Korea reported 355 more cases, raising the total number of infections to 90,029. Of the new cases, 92 were Seoul residents and 156 were people residing in Gyeonggi province. Seventeen cases were imported, lifting the combined figure to 7,063. * The… Read full this story
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