Flu shot fears growing further as suspected deaths pile up SEOUL. KAZINFORM Concerns over seasonal flu shots grew further on Friday as deaths after vaccinations swelled to over 30, with health experts split over whether to go ahead with a state-led free shot program amid a potential «twindemic» of the new coronavirus and the flu.
Russia reports 17,340 coronavirus cases in 24 hours MOSCOW. KAZINFORM - Russia’s coronavirus cases grew by 17,340 in the past 24 hours, this is the highest number since the start of the pandemic. A total of 1,480,646 people have been diagnosed with COVID-19 throughout the country, the anti-coronavirus crisis center told reporters on Friday, TASS reports.
New virus cases spike to over 150 as cluster infections pile up in S Korea SEOUL. KAZINFORM - South Korea's new coronavirus cases bounced back to an over one-month high Friday as sporadic cluster infections at senior care hospitals and other risk-prone facilities continued to increase, Yonhap reports.
1,000 aircrafts fly over UAE airspace a day: GCAA ABU DHABI. KAZINFORM A senior official at the General Civil Aviation Authority, GCAA, has said that during the month of October, aircrafts flying over UAE airspace averaged around 1,000 planes a day, an increase of more than 200% in comparison with the volume of air traffic last April.
Local virus cases at 1-month high, cluster infections biggest hurdle in virus fight SEOUL. KAZINFORM The number of daily local coronavirus cases in South Korea spiked again to over 100 for the first time in nearly one month Thursday, as sporadic cluster infections at senior care hospitals and other facilities continued to climb amid eased virus restrictions.
Turkey urges its citizens to wear masks, follow rules ANKARA. KAZINFORM - Turkey’s health minister said Wednesday that he had consulted with health officials from some of the nation’s largest cities via videoconference about the struggle against the novel coronavirus pandemic, Anadolu Agency reports.
UK, EU to resume trade talks later this week in London LONDON. KAZINFORM - Britain announced on Wednesday that it will resume talks on future relationship with the European Union (EU) later this week in London, a few days after Downing Street said the post-Brexit negotiations were over, Xinhua reports.
NASA says images suggest "success" in asteroid sample collection WASHINGTON. KAZINFORM - The U.S. space agency said Wednesday that it likely succeeded in collecting samples through a spacecraft touchdown on asteroid Bennu a day earlier, based on images that captured the activities, Kyodo News reports.
Local virus cases at 1-month high, cluster infections biggest hurdle in virus fight In S Korea SEOUL. KAZINFORM - The number of daily local coronavirus cases in South Korea spiked again to over 100 for the first time in nearly one month Thursday, as sporadic cluster infections at senior care hospitals and other facilities continued to climb amid eased virus restrictions, Yonhap reports.
Health authorities see no link between flu shots, deaths, will go ahead with vaccine program SEOUL. KAZINFORM The head of South Korea's public health body said Wednesday there was no direct link between flu shots and recent reported deaths and the government will go ahead with the nationwide flu vaccine program.
WHO reports record weekly growth in coronavirus cases GENEVA. KAZINFORM The number of coronavirus cases in the world increased over the past week by more than 2.4 mln, which is the highest weekly figure since the beginning of the pandemic. The number of deaths increased by more than 36,000, which is roughly in line with the previous week, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).