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4th Zimbabwean Cabinet Official Dies of COVID-19; WHO Begins Probe into Pandemic Origins in Wuhan

HeadlineJan 28, 2021

Zimbabwe’s government held funerals Wednesday for two Cabinet members who died of COVID-19 — the third and fourth Cabinet officials to fall to the virus during the pandemic.

In Wuhan, China, a team of scientists with the World Health Organization has cleared quarantine and will begin its long-delayed investigation into the origins of the coronavirus pandemic.

In New Zealand, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has extended tough border controls through the end of 2021. New Zealand has largely stamped out coronavirus, though it recently reported its first case of community spread in months.

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