Over 57 thousand kids said to have taken wrong COVID-19 shot in Brazil BRASILIA. KAZINFORM During Brazil’s immunization campaign against COVID-19, 57,147 children and adolescents across the country have been administered adult doses not authorized for application in people under 18 by the country’s national drug regulator Anvisa. Errors have been detected in all Brazilian states.
Japan decides to put Tokyo, 12 more areas under COVID quasi-emergency TOKYO. KAZINFORM - Japan decided Wednesday to place Tokyo and 12 other areas under a coronavirus quasi-state of emergency, with a record 41,487 new infections reported nationwide as the highly transmissible Omicron variant spreads rapidly across the country, Kyodo reports.
Daily cases jump to over 6,000 for 1st time in nearly month amid omicron woes in S. Korea SEOUL. KAZINFORM - South Korea's daily coronavirus cases jumped to over 6,000 for the first time in 27 days Thursday amid growing worries over the spread of the omicron virus variant ahead of the Lunar New Year holiday, Yonhap reports.
Arab Health to address impact of COVID-19 on reproduction and fertility DUBAI. KAZINFORM As the MENA region’s official meeting place for women’s health practitioners, the Arab Health Obs & Gyne Conference returns to Dubai for its 14th edition to discuss current trends in women’s health – among these, the impact of COVID-19 on reproduction and fertility.
COVID hospital occupancy rate up to 30% - AGENAS ROME. KAZINFORM The proportion of ordinary-ward hospital places occupied by COVID-19 patients had risen to 30% in Italy after the rate increased in eight regions in the last 24-hour period, the national agency for regional health services, AGENAS, said on Wednesday.
Tonga evacuates residents from devastated islands as aid presents Covid risk SYDNEY. KAZINFORM Tongan authorities on Wednesday were working to evacuate two of its islands most affected by the weekend's volcanic eruption and tsunami, as the entrance of foreign aid presented a threat to the country's Covid-free status.
COVID-19: Over 80% of parents in Brazil plan to vaccinate kids BRASILIA. KAZINFORM - A study by the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz), which heard 15,297 parents and guardians of children and adolescents, found that more than 80 percent intend to vaccinate their kids against COVID-19. The research is dubbed VacinaKids and investigates vaccine hesitancy. An online questionnaire was answered by 70 percent of parents from the Southeast, 11.13 percent from the South, 8.27 percent from the Northeast, 7.6 percent from the Central West, and 2.4 percent from the North, Agencia Brasil reports.
Japan set to put Tokyo, 12 other areas under COVID quasi-emergency TOKYO. KAZINFORM - Japan on Wednesday will decide to place Tokyo and 12 other areas under a coronavirus quasi-state of emergency as the rapid spread of the Omicron variant lifts nationwide COVID-19 cases to new record highs and threatens to stretch the health care system, Kyodo reports.
Daily cases jump to over 5,000 for 1st time in 20 days amid omicron woes in S. Korea SEOUL. KAZINFORM - South Korea's daily coronavirus cases jumped to over 5,000 for the first time in 20 days Wednesday amid growing concerns over the spread of the omicron virus variant ahead of the Lunar New Year holiday, Yonhap reports.