Number of COVID-2019 cases across globe up by over 216,000 in past day — WHO GENEVA. KAZINFORM - More than 216,000 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus infection were registered worldwide on August 11, with the overall number of such cases exceeding 19.93 million, the World Health Organization (WHO) said in its daily bulletin on Tuesday, TASS reports.
Biden picks Sen. Harris as running mate, 1st black woman VP candidate WASHINGTON. KAZINFORM - Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden said Tuesday that he has picked Sen. Kamala Harris as his running mate, making her the first black and Asian American woman to be nominated for vice president by a major party in the United States, Kyodo reports.
Russia receives request for 1 bln COVID-19 vaccine doses from 20 states MOSCOW. KAZINFORM - Russia has received a request for the production of 1 bln doses of the COVID-19 vaccine produced by the Gamaleya Research Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology from 20 states, head of the Russian Direct Investment Fund Kirill Dmitriev said during an online conference, TASS reports.
Brazil reports 3 mi cases of COVID-19, 101,000 deaths BRASILIA. KAZINFORM - Brazil’s Health Ministry published the figures on the pandemic of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in the country this Sunday (Aug. 9). According to the daily survey with the data sent by state health secretariats, the ministry reported that Brazil has had 3,035,422 confirmed cases of the disease and 101,049 deaths. Recovered patients add up to 2,118,460, Agencia Brasil reports.
Trump looking to postpone G-7 summit until after Nov. election WASHINGTON. KAZINFORM - U.S. President Donald Trump said Monday that he is considering hosting the Group of Seven summit after the November presidential election, further pushing back the schedule after earlier suggesting the gathering could take place around September, Kyodo reports.
Over 20 mln people contract coronavirus worldwide TASS. KAZINFORM - The number of confirmed novel coronavirus cases across the globe exceeded 20 mln on Tuesday, according to the US-based Johns Hopkins University, which relies on data provided by international organizations, federal and local authorities, TASS reports.
Inclusion, participation of indigenous peoples must be ensured in COVID-19 response: UN chief UNITED NATIONS. KAZINFORM - Inclusion and participation of the world's 476 million indigenous peoples must be ensured in the response to the COVID-19 pandemic and on the road ahead towards recovery, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Sunday, Xinhua reports.
Cluster infections break out at Seoul's Namdaemun Market SEOUL. KAZINFORM - Eight merchants working at Namdaemun Market in central Seoul and at least one family member have tested positive for the new coronavirus, officials said Monday, raising concern about a fresh cluster of pandemic infections at the nation's largest traditional market, Yonhap reports.