Slovakia suspends inoculation with AstraZeneca vaccine BRATISLAVA. KAZINFORM - Slovakia has suspended vaccination with the AstraZeneca vaccine, TASR was told on Tuesday by Health Ministry spokeswoman Zuzana Eliasova, who added that the decision will concern those who were about to receive their first shot.
Kyrgyzstan to purchase Sinopharm coronavirus vaccine for $20 mln BISHKEK. KAZINFORM - A Chinese vaccine against COVID-19 will be purchased with the funds from the World Bank, Minister of Health and Social Development of Kyrgyzstan Alymkadyr Beishenaliev said on the air of the Birinchi Radio, Kabar reports.
India sees new record high of more than 4,200 COVID-19 fatalities over 24 hours NEW DELHI. KAZINFORM - India has documented 348,421 new coronavirus infections over the past 24 hours, the total number of infections since the beginning of the epidemic in the country has reached 23,340,938. According to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, the number of fatalities caused by this infection has increased by 4,205 over the past 24 hours, bringing the total count to 254,197, TASS reports.
‘Unacceptably high plateau’: WHO head claims as global COVID cases drop to 630,000 per day MOSCOW. KAZINFORM The number of worldwide COVID-19 cases has exceeded 159 million on Tuesday. Meanwhile, the case growth ratio has decreased compared to the last week by 30%, down to 630,000 new cases registered daily.
Istanbul Photo Awards 2021 winners announced ANKARA. KAZINFORM Bangladeshi Mohammed Shajahan's photo titled «Mom Love» won the Photo of the Year Award in the Istanbul Photo Awards, the seventh edition of the annual international photography contest held by Anadolu Agency to support photojournalists.
Japan’s seriously ill COVID-19 patients continue to increase TOKYO. KAZINFORM - The number of COVID-19 patients with severe symptoms in Japan rose to a record 1,176, the health ministry said Tuesday, amid growing concerns over an increasing number of infections caused by highly contagious variants of the virus, Kyodo reports.
Kazakhstan supports solution of Palestinian-Israel conflict by peaceful means NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM – The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan released a statement regarding the escalation of violence in East Jerusalem and worsening of the Palestinian-Israel relations, Kazinform has learnt from the ministry’s press service.
UN chief Guterres encourages staff to get vaccinated with Russia’s Sputnik V against COVID UN. KAZINFORM - United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres encourages the staff of the global organization to get anti-COVID-19 jabs using Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine if it is allowed by medical authorities in the countries of their work, TASS reports.
COV-Iran Barekat coronavirus vaccine production line launched TEHRAN. KAZINFORM The official in charge of COV-Iran Barekat COVID-19 vaccine project said on Tuesday that first industrial production line for the domestically developed vaccine was launched with a capacity to produce 3 million doses a month.
Global COVID-19 cases, deaths reach plateau - WHO GENEVA. KAZINFORM The number of COVID-19 cases and deaths has reached «an unacceptably high plateau», with more than 5.4 million confirmed COVID-19 cases and nearly 90,000 deaths last week, Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said at a briefing in Geneva on Monday.
WHO records over 786,000 new daily cases of COVID-19 worldwide GENEVA. KAZINFORM - More than 786,000 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus infection were registered worldwide in the past day, with the overall number of such cases exceeding 157.28 million, the World Health Organization (WHO) said in its daily bulletin on Sunday, TASS reports.