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WASHINGTON -- U.S. President Donald Trump said Saturday he asked the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to issue travel advisory for the states of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, scaling back from an earlier suggestion to impose quarantine on those areas.

"A quarantine will not be necessary," Trump tweeted.

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KAMPALA -- Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni on Saturday tweeted to dismiss a social media report that he had declared a total lockdown amid COVID-19 and that the military would enforce it.

"I discourage the heartless people trying to alarm Ugandans with these falsifications. Whoever is behind such should desist from it henceforth," Museveni said.

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TORONTO -- Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's wife said on social media Sunday that she has received clearance from her doctor after having tested positive for COVID-19 earlier this month.

"I am feeling so much better," said Sophie Gregoire Trudeau in a Facebook post, calling on everyone to listen and follow the health protocols and stay at home for the time being.

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MANILA -- The two batches of COVID-19 test kits donated by the Chinese government to the Philippines "are very good and up to the standards as those which were donated by (the) WHO," Francisco Duque, secretary of health of the Philippines, said Sunday.

Duque said in a message to Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines Huang Xilian that there is nothing wrong with the two batches of 2,000 BGI-made PCR-type test kits and 100,000 Sansure-made PCR-type test kits donated by the Chinese government.

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ADEN, Yemen -- Yemen's internationally-recognized government on Sunday strongly condemned the Houthis' firing two ballistic missiles against Saudi Arabia's capital of Riyadh and Jizan city, according to its state-run Saba News Agency.

"The continuation of such hostile and terrorist acts by the Houthi militias indicates the unwillingness of the terrorist group to achieve peace," it said. Enditem

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