Wed, 20 Jan 2021

BEIJING, Nov. 28 (Xinhua) -- The following are the updates on the global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

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BEIJING -- The Chinese mainland on Friday reported no new domestically transmitted COVID-19 cases, with six newly confirmed cases all arriving from outside, the National Health Commission said Saturday.

No new suspected cases or deaths related to COVID-19 were reported Friday, the commission said in its daily report.

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BEIJING -- The Chinese mainland reported six new imported COVID-19 cases Friday, bringing the total number of imported cases to 3,832.

Two new imported cases were reported in Fujian, and one each in Tianjin, Zhejiang, Sichuan and Yunnan, the National Health Commission said in its daily report Saturday.

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RIO DE JANEIRO -- Brazil on Friday reported 514 more deaths from COVID-19, raising its total death toll to 171,974.

According to the Ministry of Health, tests detected 34,130 new cases, pushing the accumulated caseload to 6,238,350.

Brazil has the world's second-highest COVID-19 death toll, after the United States, and the third largest caseload, next to the United States and India.

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TRIPOLI -- Libya confirmed 866 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total toll to 81,273, the country's National Center for Disease Control said on Friday.

The center said in a statement it had received a total of 3,995 suspected samples, of which 866 tested positive, adding that 714 patients recovered while 13 others died.

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DUBLIN -- The Irish government announced on Friday night that the country's current Level-5 or the highest COVID-19 restrictions will be lowered to Level-3 on Dec. 1.

Under the Level-3 restrictions, all the non-essential retail outlets and personal services such as barbershops can resume business again, people can move freely so long as they do not travel outside their own county, and gatherings of no more than 15 people may take place outdoors, according to a statement released by the Irish government on its website.

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