Thu, 26 Nov 2020

BEIJING, June 29 (Xinhua) -- The following are the updates on the global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

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HOUSTON -- Nearly half of new coronavirus cases reported Monday in the U.S. state of Louisiana were contracted by people under the age of 30, the state health department said.

According to the official figure, among the 845 newly reported cases Monday, 46 percent were among people aged 29 or younger. (US-COVID-19)

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SANTIAGO -- Chile on Monday reported a total of 275,999 people have tested positive for the novel coronavirus since the outbreak began.

The COVID-19 death toll climbed to 5,575 after 66 more patients died in the previous 24 hours, the Health Ministry said.

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WASHINGTON -- Former U.S. President Barack Obama has slammed his successor Donald Trump who tries to promote anti-Asian sentiment by using racist language "kung flu" to call the coronavirus during campaign rallies, U.S. media reported on Monday.

"I don't want a country in which the president of the United States is actively trying to promote anti-Asian sentiment and thinks it's funny. I don't want that. That still shocks and pisses me off," Obama reportedly said in an invite-only fundraiser last week for presumptive Democratic president nominee Joe Biden.

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ADDIS ABABA -- The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases across the African continent reached 382,652 as of Monday morning, up 11,104 from that of Sunday, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) said.

The death toll related to the pandemic rose 173 from Sunday to 9,657 as of Monday morning, the Africa CDC said in its latest situation update.

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BELGRADE -- Serbia decided on Monday to impose stricter preventive measures in the capital of Belgrade, after an alarming increase in the number of newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the previous weeks.

From Tuesday, all people in Belgrade will be obliged to wear facial masks in indoor spaces as well as on public transport, while for the rest of Serbia it will remain a recommendation, the crisis response team decided.

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BANGKOK -- Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha on Monday expressed his gratitude to via the Thai media for China's donation of a batch of medical equipment to fight the COVID-19 outbreak in Thailand.

The Chinese Embassy in Bangkok, acting on behalf of China, donated 1.3 million surgical face masks, 70,000 N95 face masks, 150,000 COVID-19 test kits and 70,000 PPE suits to Thailand.

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