Xinhua world news summary at 0530 GMT, Feb. 7

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KAMPALA -- The Ugandan military on Saturday marked its 40th founding anniversary with President Yoweri Museveni presiding over the celebrations held at the headquarters of the Ministry of Defense and Veteran Affairs here in the capital.

"I want to congratulate the UPDF (Uganda People's Defense Forces) on this 40th anniversary. You have done your part by defending the country even though you don't have everything you need," said Museveni. (Uganda-UPDF)

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BRUSSELS -- To celebrate the Chinese New Year festival, Chinese students in Belgium launched an online party on Saturday on multiple social network platforms.

Chinese Ambassador to Belgium Cao Zhongming tuned in and delivered a speech while Mohamed Ridouani, mayor of the Belgian city of Leuven, sent his best wishes in a video. (Belgium-Chinese New Year)

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LIMA -- Peruvian President Francisco Sagasti will be the first to receive a COVID-19 vaccine developed by Chinese laboratory Sinopharm in his country, Minister of Health Pilar Mazzetti said on Saturday.

This is an important act as it will transmit a symbolic message to all citizens, the minister spoke on the Radio Programs of Peru. (Peru-COVID-19-President-Vaccine)

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RIO DE JANEIRO -- Brazil registered 978 new COVID-19 deaths, bringing the death toll to 231,012, the Ministry of Health said on Saturday.

Additionally, another 50,630 new COVID-19 cases were recorded, taking the nationwide tally to 9,497,795. (Brazil-Coronavirus) Enditem

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