S. Korea's daily COVID-19 cases surpass 14,000 amid rapid omicron spread SEOUL. KAZINFORM - South Korea's daily COVID-19 cases hit over 14,000 on Thursday, breaking the record for a third consecutive day as the highly contagious omicron variant spreads across the country at an unprecedented speed, Yonhap reports.
S. Korea hits grim COVID-19 milestone of over 13,000 daily cases as omicron fears worsen SEOUL. KAZINFROM - South Korea's daily COVID-19 infections reached yet another grim milestone of over 13,000 on Wednesday as worsening fears over the rapid spread of the highly transmissible omicron variant continued to grip the country, Yonhap reports.
Pfizer starts clinical study on safety of Omicron-targeted vaccine TOKYO. KAZINFORM U.S. pharmaceutical giant Pfizer Inc. and its German partner BioNTech SE said Tuesday they are starting a clinical study to evaluate the safety of an experimental vaccine targeting the new Omicron variant of the coronavirus.
European countries tend to loosen COVID-19 restrictions despite raging Omicron, WHO warning LISBON. KAZINFORM - Though Europe is confronted with a rapid spread of the Omicron variant and surging COVID-19 infections, many European countries tend to relax their pandemic control measures to release social mobility, Xinhua reports.
S. Korea reports record high daily COVID-19 infections amid rapid omicron spread SEOUL. KAZINFORM - South Korea's daily coronavirus cases hit a record high of 8,571 on Tuesday, driven by the fast spread of the new dominant omicron variant, as the country is set to put in force revised virus curbs to rein in the highly transmissible variant, Yonhap reports.
Omicron raises alert in Brazil cities to critical, intermediate BRASILIA. KAZINFORM Brazil’s Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz) released a technical note reporting that a third of all 27 Brazilian states and ten capital cities are in now the intermediate and critical zone for the incidence of the omicron variant of the coronavirus.
Countries tighten COVID-19 restrictions as Omicron spreads NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM - Just when we thought the COVID-19 pandemic is nearing its end, the world was shocked by another variant Omicron, first identified in South Africa. Countries around the world continue to see rising cases that force many, including Kazakhstan, to adopt tighter restrictions. More about how different countries respond to this is in the latest analytical article of Kazinform.
Transit via Hong Kong banned for travelers from 150 countries – airport HONG KONG. KAZINFORM Air travelers from countries with the high risk of the coronavirus spread will not be able to make transit via the Hong Kong international airport until February 15, a spokesperson of the Hong Kong Airport Authority told TASS.