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For more: https://www.cgtn.com/video The countries, burdened by poverty and disease, are now in greater need of funding to defend against the #coronavirus pandemic. However, their resource in the fight against #COVID-19 has led to a setback for their fights against #HIV, #TB, and #malaria.CGTN YouTube Channel
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