COVID-19: Brazil’s case tally tops 15 million BRASILIA. KAZINFORM - Brazil has surpasses the 15 million milestone fo people infected with the coronavirus since the first case, in February 2020. In 24 hours, 73,380 new positive diagnoses were confirmed, bringing the nation’s total case load to 15,003,563, according to the Ministry of Health, Agencia Brasil reports.
UK releases coronavirus risk lists for foreign travel LONDON. KAZINFORM - The British government on Friday announced its foreign travel list that starts on May 17, dividing other countries into green, amber and red lists based on the risk of contracting the novel coronavirus, Anadolu Agency reports.
Japan to expand, extend COVID-19 state of emergency TOKYO. KAZINFORM - The Japanese government plans to expand the COVID-19 state of emergency beyond Tokyo and the Osaka region and extend it to May 31 to bring down infections and ease the strain on hospitals, the minister in charge of the coronavirus response said Friday, Kyodo reports.
More than 847,000 COVID-19 infections detected worldwide over past 24 hrs GENEVA. KAZINFORM - The number of confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus infection worldwide has surpassed 154.81 mln, increasing by more than 847,000 over the past 24 hours. According to the data of the World Health Organization (WHO) published on Thursday, the number of fatalities has increased by more than 14,700, surpassing 3.23 mln, TASS reports.
COVID-19 self-test kits available at convenience stores, other locations SEOUL. KAZINFORM Coronavirus self-test kits became available in supermarkets and convenience stores across the country Thursday as South Korea is seeking to step up its testing capacity with no letup of new virus cases in sight.
Overall death rate in March 48%-higher than average for past 5 yrs in Slovakia BRATISLAVA. KAZINFORM - The overall death rate in Slovakia in March 2021 was 48-percent higher than the average for the past five years, the Statistics Office reported on Wednesday, adding that the figure for March was the lowest in four months, however, TASR reports.