New virus cases in 500s for 6th day; tougher curbs partially eased in S. Korea SEOUL. KAZINFORM - South Korea's daily new coronavirus cases remained in the 500s for the sixth consecutive day Sunday, as the country partially eased restrictions on cafes and gyms to strike a balance between maintaining social distancing and easing the burden on virus-hit businesses, Yonhap reports.
Olympics: Japan scrambles to deny reports that cancelation possible TOKYO. KAZINFORM - The Japanese government said Sunday it remains committed to holding the rescheduled Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics this summer, reacting to an international media storm sparked by comments from one of its senior ministers, Kyodo reports.
WHO report over 688,000 new daily cases of COVID-19 GENEVA. KAZINFORM - More than 688,000 new cases of novel coronavirus have been confirmed globally in the past 24 hours, pushing a total number of infections to 92.5 million, the World Health Organization (WHO) said in its daily bulletin on Saturday, TASS reports.