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WASHINGTON -- U.S. Vice President Mike Pence has been distancing himself from others after his press secretary tested positive for the coronavirus, U.S. media reported Sunday.

"Vice President Pence will continue to follow the advice of the White House Medical Unit and is not in quarantine," Devin O'Malley, a spokesman for Pence, was cited by The Associated Press as saying. "Additionally, Vice President Pence has tested negative every single day and plans to be at the White House tomorrow." (US-Pence-Self-quarantine)

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LONDON -- British Prime Minister Boris Johnson revealed his government's approach to tackling the COVID-19 pandemic in the next phase in his address to the nation Sunday evening.

The prime minister said that the government has a plan to ease lockdown, but "it is a conditional plan," and since "our priority is to protect the public and save lives, we cannot move forward unless we satisfy the five tests." (UK-Lockdown-Lift Plan)

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KAMPALA -- Seven workers were confirmed dead on Sunday after a building under construction collapsed on Saturday in the Ugandan capital of Kampala.

More deaths could be recorded, Luke Owoyesigire, Kampala Metropolitan police spokesman, told Xinhua by telephone. (Uganda-Building Collapse-Toll)

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BAMAKO -- The UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) confirmed Sunday evening that three of its peacekeepers were killed during a routine patrol by improvised explosive devices (IED) near Aguelhok in northern Mali.

Four other peacekeepers were severely injured and are receiving medical treatment, the MINUSMA said in a press release. (Mali-Peacekeeper-Kill) Enditem

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