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Japan extends COVID-19 state of emergency to May 31

Japan on Friday extended the COVID-19 state of emergency in Tokyo and three other areas until May 31 to curb a surge in novel coronavirus cases just months before the Tokyo Olympics.

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Brazil surpasses 100,000 deaths, 3 mln cases of COVID-19

RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug. 8 (Xinhua) -- Brazil has registered over 100,000 deaths and more than 3 million cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the government reported on Saturday. Enditem

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Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro tests positive for COVID-19

RIO DE JANEIRO, July 7 (Xinhua) -- Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro announced on Tuesday that he has tested positive for the novel coronavirus. Enditem

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Beijing reports zero increase in confirmed domestically transmitted COVID-19 cases

BEIJING, July 7 (Xinhua) -- Beijing on Monday reported no new confirmed domestically transmitted cases of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), the municipal health commission said Tuesday. Endit

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Virus strain traced to Beijing's Xinfadi market isolated and cultured

The Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (China CDC) has succeeded in isolating and culturing the novel coronavirus strain collected from cases related to Xinfadi market in Beijing.

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Beijing further lowers COVID-19 emergency response

BEIJING, June 5 (Xinhua) -- Beijing will lower its emergency response to the novel coronavirus epidemic from the second level to the third one, a local official announced Friday. Enditem

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South Sudan confirms first COVID-19 case

JUBA, April 5 (Xinhua) -- South Sudan confirms the first COVID-19 case on Sunday, according to the Ministry of Health. South Sudan is the 51st African country to report the novel coronavirus.

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