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Coronavirus cabinet to convene Tuesday amid signs of COVID rise

The coronavirus cabinet will convene on Tuesday at 7 p.m. amid signs of a slight rise in COVID-19 infections.

There is no word on the agenda of the meeting.

The development comes as the virus’s basic reproduction number, or R0 — a key epidemiological benchmark representing the average number of people each virus carrier infects — has passed the 1 mark for the first time since September. At 1.02, the figure means the outbreak is slightly growing rather than abating.

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