Chinese vaccine produced by Sinopharm to be available in December for $150 BEIJING. KAZINFORM The inactivated COVID-19 vaccine produced by the Chinese pharmaceutical corporation Sinopharm will be available on the market in December of this year for about $150, Chairman of Sinopharm Group Liu Jingzhen stated on Tuesday, noting that this will be possible after the third stage of clinical trials is over.
Kazakhstan's COVID-19 vaccine: developer tested himself ALMATY. KAZINFORM – Head of the Infectious Disease Laboratory at the Scientific Research Institute for Biological Safety Problems, Doctor of Veterinary Sciences, and developer of the Kazakhstani COVID-19 vaccine Lepek Kutumbetov is among the first to test the vaccine on himself. In an interview with the Kazinform correspondent, Dr Lepek Kutumbetov shared whether he felt well after being vaccinated and how that was possible that the Institute has developed the vaccine in such a short period of time.
Japan reports highest daily virus deaths since state of emergency TOKYO. KAZINFORM - Japan confirmed 15 deaths from the novel coronavirus Monday, the highest in a day since the nationwide state of emergency was lifted in late May, as urban areas continue to battle with high numbers of new cases, Kyodo reports.
Atyrau closes COVID-19 facility in tuberculosis dispensary ATYRAU. KAZINFORM – A 100-bed COVID-19 facility functioned in the tuberculosis dispensary was closed down in Atyrau city after discharging its last COVID-19 patients on August 12, Kazinform correspondent reports citing the regional health office.
S. Korea braces for 2nd wave of virus outbreak, tougher measures eyed in greater Seoul area SEOUL. KAZINFORM - The number of daily new virus cases in South Korea bounced back sharply Tuesday as infections linked to churches in the capital city showed no signs of a slowdown, prompting the country to consider tougher virus-preventive measures in the greater Seoul area currently dogged by a series of cluster infections, Yonhap News Agency reports.
Democrats start virtual presidential nomination event amid pandemic WASHINGTON. KAZINFORM - The United States is gearing up for the November presidential election, with the Democratic Party kicking off its four-day national convention Monday to nominate former Vice President Joe Biden as its candidate to take on Republican President Donald Trump, Kyodo News reports.
Turkey impose new virus restrictions in capital ANKARA. KAZINFORM - People, who are 65 years of age and above or those suffering from chronic diseases, in the Turkish capital Ankara have been restricted access to weddings, funerals, condolences, market places and social activities, where masses gather, the country’s authorities said on Monday, Anadolu Agency reports.