UAE announces 1,089 new COVID-19 cases, 1,605 recoveries, 3 deaths in last 24 hours ABU DHABI. KAZINFORM - The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) announced that it conducted 327,616 additional COVID-19 tests over the past 24 hours, using state-of-the-art medical testing equipment, WAM reports.
Foreign Ministers of Kazakhstan and Russia discuss Afghan situation over phone NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM – A phone conversation has taken place between Kazakh Foreign Minister Mukhtar Tleuberdi and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov at the initiative of the Russian side, Kazinform cites the Telegram channel of the Kazakh Foreign Ministry.
Global new cases of COVID-19 keep rising in last two months: WHO GENEVA. KAZINFORM - The global number of new COVID-19 cases has been increasing for the last two months, as cases of the Delta variant have been reported in 148 countries, territories or areas, the World Health Organization (WHO) said in a weekly overview report issued Wednesday, Xinhua reports.
More rain, disaster warnings in Japan as death toll rises to 8 TOKYO. KAZINFORM - Japan's weather agency warned Wednesday of the risk of further flooding, swollen rivers and mudslides across wide areas of the country as heavy rain from last week could continue unabated, having left at least 8 people dead already, Kyodo reports.
COVID-19: Cases reach 20.37 mi, deaths 569.4k in Brazil BRASILIA. KAZINFORM - The total number of people who caught COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic has reached 20,378,570. In 24 hours, 14,471 new cases were registered. The virus’s incidence in the country (number of cases in every 100 thousand people) stands at 9,697.3, Agencia Brasil reports.
New cases spike to over 1,800s, further rise in store after holiday in S. Korea SEOUL. KAZINFORM - South Korea's daily new coronavirus cases rose back to the 1,800s for the first time in three days on Wednesday, following the extended weekend, and health authorities remain vigilant against a further rise down the road, Yonhap reports.
Japan extends virus emergency to Sept. 12, adds 7 more prefectures TOKYO. KAZINFORM - The Japanese government decided Tuesday to extend the COVID-19 state of emergency covering Tokyo and five other areas to Sept. 12, while expanding the measure to seven more prefectures as a resurgence of infections shows no signs of subsiding, Kyodo reports.