Thu, 04 Mar 2021

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

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KABUL -- Afghanistan on Saturday reported 121 new confirmed COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, bringing its total tally to 45,963.

Meanwhile, the Public Health Ministry reported 12 more deaths from the coronavirus epidemic, raising the death toll to 1,752 since the COVID-19 outbreak in the country in February.

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MOSCOW -- Russia registered 27,100 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, taking its total to 2,242,633, the country's COVID-19 response center said in a statement Saturday.

Meanwhile, 510 new deaths were reported, taking the nationwide count to 39,068.

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MANILA -- The Department of Health (DOH) of the Philippines on Saturday reported 1,893 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, bringing the country's total tally to 427,797.

The DOH said that 474 more patients recovered, raising the total number of recoveries to 388,062. The death toll rose to 8,333 after 79 more patients died from the coronavirus epidemic.

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LONDON -- As COVID-19 continues to ravage countries across Europe, concerns over infections and economic insecurity have largely dampened consumers' enthusiasm for Black Friday, dashing hopes of some European countries to revitalize the pandemic-laden economy with the traditional shopping spree.

With roads flooded by crowds and stores crammed with consumers, Black Friday is traditionally one of the most-anticipated shopping days of the year in most European countries, typically drawing millions of consumers out to brick-and-mortar shops.

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KIEV -- Ukraine's national COVID-19 caseload reached 709,701 on Saturday, after the country reported a record daily increase of 16,294 cases during the past 24 hours, its health ministry reported.

Meanwhile, 184 patients have died of the disease, bringing the nationwide death toll to 12,093, Health Minister Maksym Stepanov said.

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LOS ANGELES -- Health officials in Los Angeles County issued a new stay-home order Friday urging residents to avoid gatherings as confirmed COVID-19 cases there surged out of control.

The county's five-day average of new confirmed cases currently stands at over 4,700, forcing its health department to take additional actions.

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