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Trump again tests negative for COVID-19, S.Korea's reported cases top 10,000

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(Xinhua) 11:23, April 03, 2020

BEIJING, April 3 (Xinhua) -- The world is now in a battle against COVID-19, a disease caused by a previously unknown coronavirus that has spread to over 200 countries and regions.

The following are the updates on the contagious disease.

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WASHINGTON -- U.S. President Donald Trump has tested negative for COVID-19 for a second time, the White House announced on Thursday.

In a memo, White House physician Sean Conley said Trump tested again for the virus earlier in the day, "utilizing a new, rapid point-of-care test capability."

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SEOUL -- South Korea's reported cases of the COVID-19 topped 10,000 as of midnight Friday local time as 86 more cases were confirmed for the past 24 hours.

The number of infections here totaled 10,062, according to the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC). The KCDC has updated the data once a day.

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BUENOS AIRES -- The World Bank on Thursday approved a loan worth 35 million U.S. dollars to help Argentina contain the novel coronavirus epidemic.

The World Bank and the Argentinian government said in a joint statement that the loan will be used to purchase medical supplies for early detection of infections and treatment of the disease, which can lead to pneumonia.

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KIGALI -- Rwandan police said Thursday that it will strictly enforce the extended COVID-19 lockdown measures as the health ministry reported a total of 84 cases after two more people tested positive for the virus.

"Unnecessary movements, sporting activities outside homes, loitering along the roads, many people driving in one vehicle to the market are all not permitted. Whoever breaches any of those will be arrested, imprisoned and fined. Measures remain the same; stay at home," police spokesperson John Bosco Kabera said on national Rwanda television.

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WASHINGTON -- The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases worldwide has risen above 1 million, according to the new tally from Johns Hopkins University on Thursday afternoon.

A total of 1,002,159 people have been diagnosed with the novel coronavirus across the world, with a death toll of 51,485, while more than 200,000 patients have recovered, showed the tally updated by the university's Center for Systems Science and Engineering.

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