CoronaVac now included in campaign for children in Brazil BRASILIA. KAZINFORM Brazil’s Health Ministry announced today (Jan. 21) the inclusion of COVID-19 vaccine CoronaVac for kids aged six through 17 under Brazil’s national vaccination plan. The ministry has started talks on the acquisition of doses with the Butantan Institute, in charge of producing the inoculation.
Abu Dhabi creates comprehensive COVID-19 travel guidelines for inbound travellers ABU DHABI. KAZINFORM As cooler temperatures attract more visitors to Abu Dhabi this winter season, the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) has released a comprehensive guide for vaccinated and unvaccinated visitors to ensure streamlined and stress-free travel into the UAE capital.
Japan faces putting majority of 47 prefs. Under COVID quasi-emergency TOKYO. KAZINFORM - A majority of Japan's 47 prefectures have come under or are moving to seek restrictions on restaurants and bars to cope with surging coronavirus infections, with 12 more areas including Osaka set to seek quasi-state of emergency declarations by the central government in coming days, Kyodo reports.
S. Korean gov’t to lower age of eligibility for COVID-19 treatment pills from 65 to 60: PM SEOUL. KAZINFORM - The government will lower the age of eligibility for COVID-19 treatment pills from 65 to 60 to better contain the spread of the omicron variant, Prime Minister Kim Boo-kyum said Friday, Yonhap reports.
Over 57 thousand kids said to have taken wrong COVID-19 shot in Brazil BRASILIA. KAZINFORM During Brazil’s immunization campaign against COVID-19, 57,147 children and adolescents across the country have been administered adult doses not authorized for application in people under 18 by the country’s national drug regulator Anvisa. Errors have been detected in all Brazilian states.
Japan decides to put Tokyo, 12 more areas under COVID quasi-emergency TOKYO. KAZINFORM - Japan decided Wednesday to place Tokyo and 12 other areas under a coronavirus quasi-state of emergency, with a record 41,487 new infections reported nationwide as the highly transmissible Omicron variant spreads rapidly across the country, Kyodo reports.