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Xinhua world news summary at 1030 GMT, Dec. 2

02 Dec 2020, 20:30 GMT+10

TBILISI -- Georgia reported 4,033 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, bringing its national tally to 143,376, the country's National Center for Disease Control and Public Health said.

Of the new cases, 1,705 were confirmed in the capital city of Tbilisi, the center said. (Georgia-COVID-19-Cases)

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COPENHAGEN -- The Danish Ministry of Health on Tuesday announced the decision to introduce new national COVID-19 recommendations and restrictions, focusing on young residents and the Copenhagen metropolitan area.

According to the ministry, citizens in the 15-25 age group in 17 metropolitan municipalities in and around the Copenhagen area have been identified as the principal driver of transmissions and called upon to "let yourself be tested before Christmas." (Denmark-COVID-19-Restrictions)

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WASHINGTON -- U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said Tuesday that economic activity has continued to recover from its depressed second-quarter level, but momentum has slowed down in recent months.

Noting that the reopening of the economy led to a rapid rebound in economic activity in the third quarter, Powell said in a congressional hearing that "in recent months, however, the pace of improvement has moderated." (US-Fed-Economy)

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HANOI -- Downpours and floods in Vietnam's central and central highlands regions have left at least five people dead and one missing in the past few days.

The five deaths include three people in the same family in Khanh Hoa province and two female tourists who were on a tour in Lam Dong province, according to the latest reports by Vietnam News Agency. (Vietnam-Natural Disaster)

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