Number of COVID-19 cases across globe up by over 214,000 in past day GENEVA. KAZINFORM - Over 214,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19, a disease caused by the novel coronavirus, were registered worldwide on August 12, with the overall number of such cases exceeding 20.16 million, the World Health Organization (WHO) said in its daily bulletin published on Wednesday night, TASS reports.
Biden, Harris appear together for 1st time as running mates WASHINGTON. KAZINFORM - U.S. presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden attended Wednesday a campaign event in his hometown of Wilmington, Delaware, together with Kamala Harris, his choice of Democratic vice presidential candidate, in what was the duo's first public appearance as running mates, Xinhua reports.
Gov't doubles state aid for disaster relief in S Korea SEOUL. KAZINFORM - South Korea's government on Wednesday decided to double the state aid for disaster relief and recovery, as the unusually prolonged rainy season has wrecked havoc on houses, farm land and infrastructure nationwide, Yonhap reports.
UN Chief calls on leaders to enable world’s youth to enjoy lives of safety, dignity and opportunity TEHRAN. KAZINFORM - United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in his message on International Youth Day, 12 August 2020, called on leaders and adults everywhere to do everything possible to enable the world’s youth to enjoy lives of safety, dignity and opportunity and contribute to the fullest of their great potential, IRNA reports.
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.