COVID-19 cases surge in Asia-Pacific as Indonesia reports highest daily spike in over 3 months HONG KONG. KAZINFORM Asia-Pacific countries were still witnessing rocketing COVID-19 infections on Wednesday as Indonesia reported the highest daily spike since late February, while India's tally reached 29.63 million.
New virus cases spike to 500s amid accelerating vaccination drive in S. Korea SEOUL. KAZINFORM - South Korea's daily new coronavirus cases bounced back to over 500 on Wednesday as health authorities ramp up the country's vaccination drive with a quarter of the population receiving one jab, Yonhap reports.
Olympians could be kicked out of Japan for violating COVID-19 rules KYODO. KAZINFORM - Foreign athletes competing at this summer's Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics could be kicked out of Japan if they violate regulations aimed at preventing the spread of coronavirus infections, according to a rule book released Tuesday, Kyodo reports.
COVID-19: Brazil reports 17.4 mi cases, 488.2 thousand deaths BRAZILIA. KAZINFORM - The total of cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic reached 17,452,612 in Brazil, after 39,846 new positive diagnoses were registered from Sunday to Monday. The country also has 3,888 active cases being monitored, Agencia Brasil reports.
New virus cases in 300s for 2nd day; vaccinations top 13 mln in less than 4 months SEOUL. KAZINFORM South Korea's daily new COVID-19 cases remained under 400 for the second day in a row Tuesday on fewer tests over the weekend as the country's vaccination drive picks up steam with 1 in 4 South Koreans receiving at least one jab.
Virtual Kazakhstan-U.S. Trade and Investment Forum kicks off in Washington D.C. WASHINGTON. KAZINFORM Today, «30 years of U.S. - Kazakhstan trade and economic relations» Kazakhstan - U.S. Business Forum, kicked off in a virtual format (June 14-15), co-hosted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
Japan eyes vaccinating people under 65 at state centers from Thursday TOKYO. KAZINFORM - Japan's state-run mass coronavirus vaccination centers plan to start inoculating people aged under 65 as early as Thursday in an expanded drive to fill in vacant slots, a government source said Tuesday, Kyodo reports.
S. Korea: New virus cases in 300s for 2nd day; vaccinations in higher gear SEOUL. KAZINFORM - South Korea's daily new COVID-19 cases remained under 400 for the second day Tuesday on fewer tests over the weekend as the country's vaccination drive picks up steam with inoculations likely to top 13 million soon, Yonhap reports.
Two districts remain medium red, six green as of Monday in Slovakia BRATISLAVA. KAZINFORM - Not a single district is coloured black or dark red in the COVID-automaton as Monday, while only two districts are medium red, three light red, 19 orange, 49 yellow, and six green (the lowest-risk level in the scheme), TASR reports.
Nearly 25% of Turkey’s population now have 1st doses of COVID vaccine ANKARA. KAZINFORM - Turkey has administered over 33.7 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines since it launched a mass vaccination campaign in mid-January, including first doses to nearly one-fourth of Turkey’s population of some 83.6 million, the Health Ministry announced, Anadolu reports.
China making plans for future space exploration: official BEIJING. KAZINFORM - China is making plans for the future development of its space program, including exploring asteroids and the Jovian system, collecting samples from Mars and exploring the polar region of the moon, said an official from the China National Space Administration (CNSA), Xinhua reports.
Japan gov’t eyes quasi-state of emergency in Tokyo during Olympics TOKYO. KAZINFORM - The Japanese government is considering placing Tokyo under a quasi-state of emergency during the Olympics, given that a number of health experts have expressed concern over a potential spike in COVID-19 cases, a government official said Monday, Kyodo reports.