Alibaba's online market to sponsor 100,000 influencers worldwide HANGZHOU. KAZINFORM AliExpress, a global online retail marketplace and part of Alibaba Group, announced on Thursday that it will empower over 100,000 content creators and influencers worldwide to bring new jobs and help them generate incomes to recover from the global economic downturn caused by COVID-19.
S. Korea braces for more infections in greater Seoul area SEOUL. KAZINFORM - South Korea's government will carry out across-the-board inspections of logistics centers and toughen guidelines on limiting the number of students taking in-person classes at schools in the Seoul metropolitan area, officials said Friday, amid growing alarm over the new coronavirus in the greater Seoul area, Yonhap reports.
Tokyo Tower reopens after coronavirus shutdown TOKYO. KAZINFORM Tokyo Tower, one of the Japanese capital's major sightseeing spots, reopened its observatories Thursday following nearly two months of closure as the country carefully moves toward regaining normality following the outbreak of the coronavirus crisis.
S. Korea to enhance quarantine measures in greater Seoul area amid spiking cases SEOUL. KAZINFORM South Korea said Thursday that it will beef up quarantine measures in the Seoul metropolitan area over the next two weeks to stem further spread of the new coronavirus in the densely populated area amid eased social distancing.
WHO reports daily increase in coronavirus cases worldwide by over 84,000 NEW YORK. KAZINFORM - More than 84,000 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus infection were registered worldwide in the past day, with the overall number of such cases nearing 5.5 million and the coronavirus-related fatalities increasing by over 5,500 to surpass 349,000, the World Health Organization (WHO) said in its daily bulletin on Wednesday.
U.S. COVID-19 deaths top 100,000 -- Johns Hopkins University NEW YORK. KAZINFORM - The number of COVID-19 deaths in the United States topped 100,000 on Wednesday, reaching 100,047 as of 5:32 p.m. (2132 GMT), according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University.