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.
S. Korea: Vaccine distribution on roll for 1st shots on Friday SEOUL. KAZINFORM - Trucks packed with the first of some 1.5 million doses of coronavirus vaccines were distributed across South Korea on Thursday as long-term care hospitals and public health centers rushed to prepare for the country's ambitious vaccination program, Yonhap reports.
Roundup: U.S. launches new initiative to study "Long COVID" WASHINGTON. KAZINFORM - The United States has launched a major new initiative to study the long-term effects of SARS-CoV-2 infection, and the means of prevention and treatment of individuals who have been sickened by COVID-19, but do not recover fully over a long period of time, Xinhua reports.
New virus cases still rising 1 day before mass vaccine rollout in S. Korea SEOUL. KAZINFORM - South Korea's daily new coronavirus cases fell slightly below 400 on Thursday, a day ahead of the country's first rollout of COVID-19 vaccines, as sporadic cluster infections continued to pop up across the country, Yonhap reports.
Russia reports over 11,100 daily COVID-19 cases, a record low since October 7 MOSCOW. KAZINFORM - Russia confirmed 11,198 COVID-19 cases over the past day, a record low since October 7, and the total case tally hit 4,212,100, the anti-coronavirus crisis center told reporters on Thursday, TASS reports.
Tokyo Olympics torch relay may be suspended if large crowds form TOKYO. KAZINFORM - The organizing committee of this summer's Tokyo Olympics released Thursday a set of coronavirus countermeasures for the nationwide torch relay in Japan, including the temporary suspension of the event if large crowds form along the route, Kyodo reports.
WHO reports over 326,000 new daily cases of COVID-19 GENEVA. KAZINFORM - More than 326,000 new cases of novel coronavirus have been confirmed globally in the past 24 hours, pushing a total number of infections to 111.76 million, the World Health Organization (WHO) said in its daily bulletin, TASS reports.
Over 3.48 mln people in UAE vaccinated against COVID-19: UAE Government Media Briefing ABU DHABI. KAZINFORM - Dr. Farida Al Hosani, Spokesperson for the UAE Health Sector, revealed that the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) has already vaccinated 3,480,415 people against COVID-19, which accounts for 44.89 percent of the target segment of UAE population. She added that 57.66 percent of the total population above 60 years have been inoculated against the virus, WAM reports.
Slovakia sees slight but constant drop in COVID-19 cases in care homes BRATISLAVA. KAZINFORM - We’ve been observing a slight but constant decrease in the number of care homes with cases of coronavirus infection among staff or residents for several weeks in Slovakia, Labour Minister Milan Krajniak (We Are Family) told a news conference this week, TASR reports.
New virus cases bounce back to over 400 ahead of vaccine rollout in S.Korea SEOUL. KAZINFORM - South Korea's daily new coronavirus cases bounced back to over 400 on Wednesday on continued cluster infections across the country ahead of the country's COVID-19 vaccine rollout this week, Yonhap reports.
Brazil starts distribution of 3.9 m vaccines against COVID-19 BRASILIA. KAZINFORM - The São Paulo state government today (Feb. 23) announced that 3.9 million doses of the vaccine against COVID-19 will be delivered as part of the Health Ministry’s National Immunizations Program (PNI), Agencia Brasil reports.