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Xinhua world news summary at 0030 GMT, Aug. 9

09 Aug 2020, 10:44 GMT+10

BRUSSELS -- The European Union (EU) starts on Saturday to allow travelers from eleven non-EU countries to enter its external border, after removing Morocco from its latest "safe list".

According to the COVID-19 situation monitored by the World Health Organization, as of Saturday Morocco reported 30,662 cases, with 1,018 new infections. A total of 461 people have died due to the virus in the country, 12 of them being newly confirmed. (EU-Safe List)

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WASHINGTON -- Governor Mike DeWine of U.S. midwestern state of Ohio said on Saturday he tested negative again for the coronavirus, two days after he initially tested positive just ahead of President Donald Trump's visit to the state.

The Republican governor announced the negative results on Twitter, thanking "everyone who sent along good wishes." (US-Coronavirus)

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CAIRO -- Egypt confirmed on Saturday 167 new COVID-19 cases, raising the total infections in the country to 95,314, said the Health Ministry.

It is the seventh consecutive day for the daily COVID-19 infections in Egypt to fall below 200. The daily count started to exceed 200 on April 23 before hitting a record 1,774 on June 19. (Egypt-COVID-19)

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OTTAWA -- Two people were killed and one wounded by a tornado, which hit an area near Virden of Canadian Manitoba province Friday night, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police said Saturday afternoon.

The tornado touched down at around 8:10 p.m. local time Friday and carried away two cars, throwing them into a nearby field. (Canada-Tornado)

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