Slovak biochemist unveils gold mean between PCR test and antigen test BRATISLAVA. KAZINFORM - Slovak company MultiplexDX on Friday presented its newest gargling test for coronavirus called LAMP-test, which is almost as sensitive as RT-PCR test, but allows far easier collection of samples and fast results, TASR reports.
Japan may open border to Olympic athletes from next month: sources TOKYO. KAZINFORM - Athletes barred from entering Japan due to coronavirus-related travel restrictions may be permitted to do so after the current state of emergency is lifted, sources with knowledge of the matter said Saturday, Kyodo reports.
Another 1,541 deaths from COVID-19 confirmed in 24 hours in Brazil BRASILIA. KAZINFORM - The number of people who succumbed to COVID-19 in Brazil has reached 251,498 on Thursday (Feb. 25). In 24 hours, 1,541 deaths were reported. On the other hand, 9,323,696 people have recovered from the disease, Agencia Brasil reports.
Number of COVID-19 cases across globe up by over 427,000 in past day GENEVA. KAZINFORM - More than 427,000 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus infection were registered worldwide in the past day, with the overall number of such cases exceeding 112.64 million, the World Health Organization (WHO) said in its daily bulletin, TASS reports.
UAE announces 3,498 new COVID-19 cases, 2,478 recoveries, 16 deaths in last 24 hours ABU DHABI. KAZINFORM - The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) announced that it conducted 187,176 additional COVID-19 tests over the past 24 hours, using state-of-the-art medical testing equipment, WAM reports.
Round table dedicated to 30th anniversary of Kazakhstan's independence took place in Romania BUCHAREST. KAZINFORM - On the occasion of this year's celebration of the 30th anniversary of the Independence of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Embassy of Kazakhstan organized an online round table with the participation of deputies of the Parliament and the leadership of the Romanian Foreign Ministry, as well as representatives of scientific and expert circles, the business community and the media, Kazinform cites the press service of the Kazakh Foreign Ministry.
S. Korea to extend current social distancing measures for 2 weeks: PM SEOUL. KAZINFORM - South Korea will extend its current social distancing measures for another two weeks, the prime minister said Friday, as sporadic COVID-19 cluster infections continue to pop up across the country, Yonhap reports.
Russia documents 11,086 daily COVID-19 cases, lowest figure since October 5 MOSCOW. KAZINFORM - Russia has documented 11,086 cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, the lowest daily case count since October 5. The total number of coronavirus cases in Russia has reached 4,223,186, the anti-coronavirus crisis center told reporters on Friday, TASS reports.
Kazakhstan shows interest in supplies of Belarusian sugar, its manufacturing technology MINSK. KAZINFORM – Kazakhstan is showing interest in the supplies of Belarusian sugar and its manufacturing technologies, BelTA learned from the press service of the Belarusian state food industry concern Belgospishcheprom.
New virus cases over 400 again as mass vaccinations begin in S.Korea SEOUL. KAZINFORM - South Korea's daily new coronavirus cases rose above 400 again on Friday as the country started its vaccination program and decided to extend current social distancing guidelines for two more weeks, Yonhap reports.
Number of COVID-19 cases across globe up by over 421,000 in past day, WHO reports GENEVA. KAZINFORM - More than 421,000 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus infection were registered worldwide in the past day, with the overall number of such cases exceeding 112.2 million, the World Health Organization (WHO) said in its daily bulletin, TASS reports.
Honorary Consulate of Kazakhstan opened in New Zealand SINGAPORE. KAZINFORM - Ambassador of Kazakhstan to Singapore and concurrently to Australia and New Zealand Arken Arystanov took part in the online opening ceremony of the Honorary Consulate of Kazakhstan in the largest city in New Zealand – Auckland. Bryan Ashley Johnson, Director of the consulting company Beesley Investments Limited, has been appointed as Honorary Consul, Kazinform cites the press service of the Kazakh Foreign Ministry.