COVID-19: Brazil has 19.7 mi cases, 551.9k deaths BRASIL. KAZINFORM - The total amount of people infected with the novel coronavirus since the beginning of the pandemic in Brazil has reached 19,749,073. From Monday to Tuesday, health authorities confirmed 41,411 positive diagnoses for COVID-19, Agencia Brasil reports.
Guatemala and Russia signed new contract for supply of Sputnik V vaccine — Health Ministry RIO DE JANEIRO. KAZINFORM - The government of Guatemala and the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) have signed a new contract for the supply of the Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine to the republic, Guatemalan Health Minister Amelia Flores announced on Tuesday, TASS reports.
Daily virus cases dip as authorities mull stronger virus curbs in S.Korea SEOUL. KAZINFORM - South Korea's daily new coronavirus cases fell slightly Thursday after reaching a record high the previous day as health authorities weigh implementing more virus restrictions to slow down the spread of the delta variant and growing infections outside the greater Seoul area, Yonhap reports.
Death rate down in June; deaths from COVID drop to 8th place in Slovakia BRATISLAVA. KAZINFORM - A total of 4,251 individuals died in Slovakia in June, the lowest figure in twelve months, and COVID-19 was far from being the most frequent cause of death, falling to eighth place, the Statistics Office reported on Wednesday, TASR reports.
Belarus, Kazakhstan mull over joint construction projects MINSK. KAZINFORM – Belarusian First Deputy Architecture and Construction Minister Igor Kostyukov spoke about promising Belarusian construction projects in Kazakhstan and other countries at a press conference to discuss development prospects of the national civil engineering industry ahead of Builder's Day in BelTA's press center on 28 July.
Japan’s daily COVID-19 cases top 8,000 for 1st time TOKYO. KAZINFORM - Japan's daily total of COVID-19 cases topped 8,000 for the first time on Wednesday, with a surge in infections in Tokyo casting a pall over the Olympics and putting pressure on the government of Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga to take stronger countermeasures, Kyodo reports.
S. Korea: Daily virus cases hit new high; infections in non-capital area, delta variant worrisome SEOUL. KAZINFORM - South Korea's daily new coronavirus cases hit a new high Wednesday, health authorities said, as the highly transmissible delta variant and rising infections outside the greater Seoul area continue to hamper the virus fight, Yonhap reports.
Quanzhou added to UNESCO World Heritage List FUZHOU. KAZINFORM - East China's port city of Quanzhou, once hailed as «the very great and noble city» by the Italian explorer Marco Polo, won UNESCO World Cultural Heritage status Sunday, bringing the total number of the country's UNESCO World Heritage sites to 56, Xinhua reports.
New virus cases in 1,300s for 2nd day; virus fight dogged by delta variant, vacationers SEOUL. KAZINFORM - South Korea's daily new coronavirus cases stayed in the 1,300s for the second straight day Tuesday as health authorities strive to stem infections outside the greater Seoul area and the spread of the delta variant with toughened distancing measures, Yonhap reports.