New COVID-19 cases remain in 1,600s as authorities set to relax virus curbs SEOUL. KAZINFORM - South Korea's daily new COVID-19 cases stayed in the 1,600s for the second consecutive day Saturday, as the government plans to relax social distancing rules, starting next week, ahead of a gradual return to normal life, Yonhap reports.
Sydney to stop quarantine for vaccinated travelers from Nov. 1 SYDNEY. KAZINFORM Australian authorities announced Friday they would eliminate mandatory quarantine for fully vaccinated travelers arriving in Sydney from Nov. 1, when they expect to have fully vaccinated 80 percent of its population against Covid-19.
COVID-19 recorded in 724 schoolchildren in Aktobe rgn since academic year began AKTOBE. KAZINFORM – Since the beginning of the academic year the coronavirus infection has been reported in 724 schoolchildren in Aktobe region, Gulbanu Dauletova, Acting Head of the Sanitary Epidemiological Control Department of Aktobe region, said, Kazinform correspondent reports.
Hungary in talks with Russia on technology transfer to produce Sputnik V vaccine MOSCOW. KAZINFORM - Hungary and Russia are in talks on technology transfer for the production of the Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine at the plant in Debrecen, Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto announced on Thursday, TASS reports.
Brazil surpasses 100 mln people with vaccine cycle complete BRASILIA. KAZINFORM - Brazil has surpasses the threshold of 100 million people with the vaccine cycle against COVID-19 complete—i. e. people who have received both doses of the inoculation offered in Brazil or Janssen’s single dose, Agencia Brasil reports.
S. Korea: New cases near 2,000 amid rising vaccination rate SEOUL. KAZINFORM - South Korea's daily new COVID-19 cases neared the 2,000s on Thursday, but the daily caseload dropped from a week ago as the country ramped up its vaccination rate in a move to prepare for a gradual return to normal life, Yonhap reports.