Thu, 26 Nov 2020

BEIJING, Oct. 24 (Xinhua) -- The following are the updates on the global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

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BEIJING -- Two new imported cases of COVID-19 were reported in Beijing Friday, the municipal health commission said Saturday.

The two men, both locals of southwest China's Sichuan Province, arrived in Beijing from Pakistan on Oct. 8 and showed symptoms such as dry and sore throat while under quarantine.

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BRUSSELS -- Domestic tourism in the European Union (EU) is recovering faster from the COVID-19 crisis than foreign tourism, the EU's statistical office Eurostat said on Friday.

The number of nights spent by EU residents in tourist accommodations in their own country for July was only 22 percent lower than the previous year, while it was 64 percent lower for residents from other countries, Eurostat said.

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WASHINGTON -- U.S. Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden said Friday that if elected, he will make COVID-19 vaccines free for all Americans.

"Once we have a safe and effective vaccine, it has to be free to everyone -- whether or not you're insured," Biden said in a speech in Wilmington, Delaware. He assailed incumbent President Donald Trump for his response to the coronavirus pandemic, saying he has "given up" fighting the virus and has "quit on America."

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SEOUL -- South Korea reported 77 more cases of the COVID-19 as of midnight Friday compared to 24 hours ago, raising the total number of infections to 25,775.

The daily caseload fell below 100 in three days, but the double-digit growth continued due to small cluster infections in Seoul and its surrounding Gyeonggi province as well as imported cases.

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