Fri, 02 Oct 2020

Quotes of the Day from Xinhua World News, Aug. 2

02 Aug 2020, 22:51 GMT+10

WASHINGTON -- Allowing U.S. citizens to sue China over the COVID-19 pandemic would be a "huge mistake," Californian Senior Senator Dianne Feinstein has said.

"We launch a series of unknown events that could be very, very dangerous. I think this is a huge mistake," Feinstein said recently during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing.

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LA PAZ -- Almost five months after the first COVID-19 cases was detected in Bolivia, the country is now facing a sustained increase in deaths due to community transmission, with an average of more than 60 deaths per day recorded over the last week, Virgilio Prieto, head of the Epidemiology Unit at the Bolivian Ministry of Health, said Saturday.

"We have considerable concern about the numbers that are reported every day, in addition to the 'out-of-hospital' bodies that are brought in. August will be very difficult because a sustained increase in the deaths from COVID-19 is expected," Prieto told Xinhua.

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BANGKOK -- A Thai medical doctor who specializes in epidemiology and an advisor to the Ministry of Public Health on Sunday voiced concerns about the Thai government's plan to lift the ban on foreign arrivals.

"The Thai government's bubble travel ban is too risky and may cause a second wave of COVID-19 cases in Thailand," said Associate Professor Dr. Thira Woratanarat of the Medical Science Faculty at Chulalongkorn University, after Thai health authorities discovered two foreigners who have tested positive for COVID-19 and are now in quarantine in Thailand.

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MOSCOW -- Russian Health Ministry is planning a mass vaccination campaign against the coronavirus for October, TASS news agency reported on Saturday, citing Russian Health Minister Mikhail Murashko.

"We plan wider vaccination for October because we need to launch a new system of treatment gradually," Murashko said, adding the vaccination against the coronavirus is planned to be free of charge.

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