Sat, 31 Oct 2020

BEIJING, Sept. 25 (Xinhua) -- The following are the updates on the global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

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RIO DE JANEIRO -- Brazil on Thursday said 831 deaths from COVID-19 in the past 24 hours pushed the death toll to 139,808.

According to the Ministry of Health, tests have detected 32,817 new cases of COVID-19 infection since Wednesday, bringing the total caseload to 4,657,702.

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TORONTO -- Toronto, Canada's largest city, announced on Thursday that it has canceled all city-organized and city-sponsored events in the rest of this year to prevent the spread of the second wave of COVID-19 pandemic.

The cancellation "is based on public health advice and includes festivals and other large in-person gatherings held at outdoor sites managed by the city or other public locations, such as roads, parks and civic squares," according to the announcement.

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SANTIAGO -- Chile on Thursday said it again registered more than 100 deaths from COVID-19 in a single day, for the first time since the end of July.

According to the Ministry of Health, 124 more COVID-19 patients died in the previous 24 hours, raising the total death toll to 12,469.

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BRUSSELS -- European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety Stella Kyriakides Thursday warned against the "COVID-19 fatigue" witnessed in some member states, amid the worrying trend of increase in the coronavirus infections.

Addressing a video press conference in Brussels, Kyriakides noted that some EU member states are experiencing higher numbers of COVID-19 cases than during the peak in March, and in some areas the fatigue with physical distancing and disregard of norms are witnessed.

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TOKYO -- Japan on Thursday confirmed 474 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the country's cumulative total to 80,592, not including infections related to a cruise ship quarantined in Yokohama near Tokyo earlier in the year.

A group of experts on virus prevention advising the health ministry said Thursday that while the nation had seen new infections mark a downward trajectory of late, with cases in the seven days through Sept. 22 totaling 3,287, dropping from 3,731 recorded in the previous week, Japan could see a resurgence in infections.

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