Typhoon nearing Japan's Izu island chain, heavy rain alert issued TOKYO. KAZINFORM - A typhoon continued to move almost parallel to Japan's Pacific coast from west to east on Saturday, the weather agency said, issuing a heavy rain alert for parts of the Izu island chain south of Tokyo and warning of mudslides as persistent downpours might have saturated the soil in the region, Kyodo News reports.
Virus cases stay below 100 for 4th day amid concern over back-to-back holidays in S Korea SEOUL. KAZINFORM - South Korea's daily new coronavirus cases rose by double digits for the fourth straight day Sunday, yet health authorities are still on alert over a possible spike in infections amid back-to-back holidays, Yonhap reports.
Number of coronavirus cases worldwide tops 37 million - Johns Hopkins University MOSCOW. KAZINFORM - The number of confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus worldwide exceeded 37 million on Saturday, according the US-based Johns Hopkins University, which relies on data from international organizations, federal and local authorities, TASS reports.