U.N. nuclear ban treaty reaches 45 signatories TOKYO. KAZINFORM Malta, a Mediterranean island country, completed the ratification process for a U.N.-adopted nuclear ban treaty Monday, bringing the number of such countries and regions to 45 with a total of 50 required for the pact to enter into force, a nonprofit antinuclear organization said.
Number of coronavirus cases worldwide up by almost 2 mln in one week — WHO GENEVA. KAZINFORM - The number of people who contracted novel coronavirus worldwide increased by almost two million in the week of September 14-20, while the number of deaths grew by 37,700 in the reported period, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday night, TASS reports.
São Paulo to receive 5 mln doses of CoronVac in October BRASILIA. KAZINFORM - The state of São Paulo is expected to receive 5 million doses of the CoronaVac in October. The vaccine is being developed by the Butantan Institute in partnership with China’s pharmaceutical firm Sinovac Biotech. The announcement was made by state Governor João Doria on Facebook on Sunday, Agencia Brasil reports.
New virus cases smallest in over 1-month, virus fight at critical juncture ahead of Chuseok in S Korea SEOUL. KAZINFORM - South Korea's daily new coronavirus cases stayed below 100 for the third consecutive day Tuesday as the country's virus fight is at a critical juncture ahead of the Chuseok holiday, the Korean version of Thanksgiving. Millions are set to travel across the nation next week to celebrate the five-day holiday, Yonhap reports.
Council on Consumer Rights Protection may be established in Kazakhstan NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM – The legislation amends seek to establish an Inter-ministerial Council on Consumer Rights Protection in Kazakhstan, Minister of Trade and Integration of Kazakhstan Bakhyt Sultanov said, Kazinform correspondent reports.
50,000 daily COVID cases by mid-Oct: Top UK scientists LONDON. KAZINFORM - Britain could see 50,000 coronavirus cases a day by mid-October if swift action is not taken, said a stark warning by the UK’s Chief Medical Officer Professor Chris Whitty and Chief Scientific Officer Sir Patrick Vallance at a coronavirus briefing on Monday, Anadolu Agency reports.
Museum memorializing Fukushima nuclear disaster opens in Futaba FUKUSHIA. KAZINFORM - A museum that archives and exhibits items related to the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster opened Sunday in the northeastern Japan town that hosts the stricken power plant, helping to preserve memories and pass on lessons to future generations, Kyodo reports.