Elderly more affected by COVID-19 due to high cell protein content — scientist MOSCOW. KAZINFORM The high percentage of the coronavirus infection incidence among the elderly is connected to the higher, compared to younger people, content of the ACE2 protein which facilitates the penetration of the virus into lung tissue cells, Head of the Department of Medical Informatics and Statistics of Sechenov University Andrei Gerasimov said at an online conference on challenges, possibilities and prospects of modern immunoprophylaxis on Tuesday.
184 countries and economies have joined COVAX: WHO chief GENEVA. KAZINFORM A total of 184 countries and economies have now joined COVAX, an international initiative co-led by the World Health Organization (WHO) and partners to ensure effective and equitable global access to COVID-19 vaccines, the WHO chief announced on Monday.
Korean-born adoptee in U.S. finds her biological family after 44 years SEOUL. KAZINFORM A 47-year-old Korean-born woman adopted by an American family 44 years ago has reunited with her biological family after conducting a DNA test through a South Korean mission in the United States, the foreign ministry said Sunday.
Northern hemisphere faces difficult winter ahead: WHO GENEVA. KAZINFORM - The World Health Organization chief on Monday warned that as the northern hemisphere enters winter, new coronavirus cases have started to rise sharply, especially in Europe and North America, and the next few months will be difficult, Anadolu reports.
Deer-friendly digestible paper bags developed in Japan NARA. KAZINFORM - Wild deer at Nara Park in western Japan, a major tourist attraction, have often suffered from eating plastic bags discarded by visitors, but local companies have now succeeded in developing paper bags that the animals can digest, Kyodo News reports.
Russia to produce about 300,000 doses of anti-coronavirus vaccine by end-October MOSCOW. KAZINFORM - Russia will produce around 300,000 doses of anti-coronavirus vaccine by the end of October, Industry and Trade Minister Denis Manturov said in an interview aired by the Rossiya-24 TV news channel, TASS reports.
Septuagenarian found dead in S. Korea one day after getting flu vaccine shot SEOUL. KAZINFORM - A septuagenarian was found dead inside her home in the southwestern province of North Jeolla on Tuesday after getting a flu vaccine shot at a neighborhood clinic the previous day, provincial officials said, Yonhap reports.
Almaty citizens urged to avoid public transport travels, flights as city prepares for 2nd wave of COVID-19 ALMATY. KAZINFORM – Zhandarbek Bekshin, Head of the Goods and Services Quality and Safety Control Department, Chief Medical Officer of the city of Almaty, has addressed the citizenry of Almaty, calling for the observation of precautious measures as the city prepares for the 2nd wave of the COVID-19 virus, Kazinform correspondent reports.
New virus cases under 100 for 5th day; virus fight still in peril over cluster infections in S Korea SEOUL. KAZINFORM - South Korea's new coronavirus cases rose by double digits for a fifth consecutive day Tuesday, but health authorities remain vigilant over cluster infections at risk-prone facilities such as hospitals, Yonhap reports.
Weather without precipitation in store for Kazakhstan on Oct 20 NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM – On October 20, the most part of Kazakhstan is to see weather without precipitation, except for the west and north where rain is expected. Fog and strong wind are expected to hit the country in places; ice is predicted to strike the west at night.
Expo 2020 Dubai, DP World, Zoological Society of London form alliance to protect natural world DUBAI. KAZINFORM - Expo 2020 Dubai, DP World and the Zoological Society of London, ZSL, have joined forces to drive meaningful, global action that will have a measurable impact on animal and habitat conservation to help safeguard our planet, WAM reports.
Possible burial of Kasym Khan found by archeologists in Atyrau ATYRAU REGION. KAZINFORM – A possible burial site of Kasym Khan has been found within the ancient settlement of Saraishyk that once was the capital of three Khanates including the Golden Horde, Nogay Horder, and the Kazakh Khanate in the city of Atyrau, Kazinform correspondent reports citing the regional communications service.