Virus spread outside Seoul accelerates; local infection at 2-week high SEOUL. KAZINFORM - South Korea reported more than 50 new virus cases for the second day in a row Thursday as cluster infections piled up outside the Seoul metropolitan area, this time in Gwangju, a southwestern city, with the country's virus fight at risk of losing hard-won gains, Yonhap reports.
Brazilian state requires masks in bid to slow coronavirus spread SAO PAULO. KAZINFORM An awareness-raising campaign was carried out here Wednesday in Brazil's largest metropolis to alert people to the health risks of failing to use face coverings, an operation conducted a day before masks will be mandatory in public places throughout Sao Paulo state.
WHO: number of COVID-2019 cases across globe up by nearly 164,000 in past day GENEVA. KAZINFORM Nearly 164,000 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus infection were registered worldwide on June 30, with the overall number of such cases exceeding 10.35 million, the World Health Organization (WHO) said in its daily bulletin on Thursday.
India extends free food for 800 million people till November NEW DELHI. KAZINFORM On the eve of the second phase of unlocking India in the process of managing the Coronavirus pandemic, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today extended free food grain distribution for approximately 800 million people till the end of November.
Spotlight: COVID-19 cases could go up to 100,000 per day in U.S., Fauci warns WASHINGTON. KAZINFORM Anthony Fauci, the U.S. government's top infectious-diseases expert, said on Tuesday the country is «not in total control» of the coronavirus pandemic, giving a dire warning that COVID-19 cases in the United States could go up to 100,000 per day if the current trend «does not turn around.»
EU agrees to lift restrictions on travel from Japan, 13 others TOKYO. KAZINFORM Members of the European Union agreed Tuesday to reopen borders to visitors from 14 countries outside the bloc, including Japan and South Korea, from Wednesday, after months of travel restrictions over the coronavirus outbreak.
Anges starts Japan’s 1st COVID-19 vaccine clinical trial on humans OSAKA. KAZINFORM - Medical startup Anges Inc. said Tuesday it has started Japan's first clinical trial on humans of a potential vaccine for the new coronavirus, aiming for government approval by the fall next year for its sale if the vaccine proves to be safe and effective, Kyodo reports.
Smart Dubai wins 'Best Smart City Innovation Impact – Global’ at CFI Awards 2020 DUBAI. KAZINFORM - «Smart Dubai takes a holistic approach to digital development, and it sets the bar high,» read the Judges’ report announcing Smart Dubai’s winning of the «Best Smart City Innovation Impact – Global 2020» title, an award organised by Capital Finance International, CFI, a print news journal and online resource reporting on business, economics, and finance, WAM reports.