Live COVID-19 updates: Mexican president tests positive for coronavirus

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BEIJING, Jan. 25 (Xinhua) -- The following are the updates on the global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

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MEXICO CITY -- Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador announced Sunday on Twitter that he has tested positive for COVID-19.

The president tweeted that at the moment, he is experiencing "mild symptoms" and currently undergoing treatment.

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LISBON -- Portuguese Defense Minister Joao Gomes Cravinho tested positive for COVID-19 with mild symptoms, his office announced on Sunday.

According to a statement from the Ministry of Defense, Cravinho is already "in confinement, keeping working at a distance."

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TUNIS -- Tunisian Foreign Minister Othman Jerandi on Sunday confirmed through social network his infection with COVID-19, local Mosaiquefm radio reported on Sunday.

Jerandi announced that he had contracted COVID-19 despite taking all necessary precautions and following health protocols.

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SEOUL -- South Korea reported 437 more cases of COVID-19 as of midnight Sunday compared to 24 hours ago, raising the total number of infections to 75,521.

The daily caseload stayed below 500 for eight straight days, after peaking at 1,240 on Dec. 25.

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BEIJING -- The Chinese mainland on Sunday reported 124 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases, including 117 locally transmitted and seven arriving from outside the mainland, the National Health Commission said Monday.

Of the locally transmitted cases, 67 were reported in Jilin, 35 in Heilongjiang, 11 in Hebei, three in Beijing, and one in Shanghai, the commission said in its daily report.

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ADDIS ABABA -- Ethiopia registered 469 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, taking the nationwide tally to 133,767, the country's Ministry of Health said Sunday.

The death toll from COVID-19 in the country has reached 2,066 as of Sunday evening, after three new deaths were reported, the ministry said. Enditem

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