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Africa's CDC urges more COVID-19 tests, masks, as continent's cases top 500,000

NAIROBI, July 9 African countries urgently need to scale up coronavirus testing and the use of face masks, a regional disease control body said on Thursday, as the epidemic gains traction across the continent with confirmed cases topping half a million.

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BRIEF-Revolution Medicines Announces Pricing Of $156.0 Million Public Offering Of Common Stock

* REVOLUTION MEDICINES ANNOUNCES PRICING OF $156.0 MILLION PUBLIC OFFERING OF COMMON STOCK

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UPDATE 1-Slovakia reports biggest daily rise in coronavirus cases since April

PRAGUE, July 9 Slovakia reported its biggest daily jump in new coronavirus cases since April 22 on Thursday as infections rose again.

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Yemen cemetery struggles to dig enough graves as coronavirus spreads

TAIZ/ADEN, July 9 In Yemen's Taiz, cemetery supervisor Dabwan al-Makhlaafi had to hire mechanical diggers to keep up with demand for new graves at a cemetery originally built for fallen government fighters, as coronavirus spreads through the war-torn country. "Workers were not able to keep up with the digging, burial and finishing of the graves," said Makhlaafi, a former member of parliament.

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UPDATE 1-Gilead to deliver more remdesivir to Europe from autumn - WiWo

* How much each country gets will depend on infection rate (Adds details from WiWo interview)

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