‘Unacceptably high plateau’: WHO head claims as global COVID cases drop to 630,000 per day MOSCOW. KAZINFORM The number of worldwide COVID-19 cases has exceeded 159 million on Tuesday. Meanwhile, the case growth ratio has decreased compared to the last week by 30%, down to 630,000 new cases registered daily.
Istanbul Photo Awards 2021 winners announced ANKARA. KAZINFORM Bangladeshi Mohammed Shajahan's photo titled «Mom Love» won the Photo of the Year Award in the Istanbul Photo Awards, the seventh edition of the annual international photography contest held by Anadolu Agency to support photojournalists.
Japan’s seriously ill COVID-19 patients continue to increase TOKYO. KAZINFORM - The number of COVID-19 patients with severe symptoms in Japan rose to a record 1,176, the health ministry said Tuesday, amid growing concerns over an increasing number of infections caused by highly contagious variants of the virus, Kyodo reports.
UN chief Guterres encourages staff to get vaccinated with Russia’s Sputnik V against COVID UN. KAZINFORM - United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres encourages the staff of the global organization to get anti-COVID-19 jabs using Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine if it is allowed by medical authorities in the countries of their work, TASS reports.
COV-Iran Barekat coronavirus vaccine production line launched TEHRAN. KAZINFORM The official in charge of COV-Iran Barekat COVID-19 vaccine project said on Tuesday that first industrial production line for the domestically developed vaccine was launched with a capacity to produce 3 million doses a month.
Global COVID-19 cases, deaths reach plateau - WHO GENEVA. KAZINFORM The number of COVID-19 cases and deaths has reached «an unacceptably high plateau», with more than 5.4 million confirmed COVID-19 cases and nearly 90,000 deaths last week, Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said at a briefing in Geneva on Monday.
WHO records over 786,000 new daily cases of COVID-19 worldwide GENEVA. KAZINFORM - More than 786,000 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus infection were registered worldwide in the past day, with the overall number of such cases exceeding 157.28 million, the World Health Organization (WHO) said in its daily bulletin on Sunday, TASS reports.
Cuba's mass vaccination campaign against COVID-19 to start in Havana with homegrown vaccines HAVANA. KAZINFORM - Nearly 1.7 million people from the Cuban capital Havana will receive doses of the homegrown COVID-19 vaccine candidates as part of an intervention study starting on Wednesday, according to local newspaper Tribuna de La Habana, Xinhua reports.
S. Korea: New cases under 500 on fewer tests, potential surge still worrisome SEOUL. KAZINFORM - South Korea's daily new coronavirus cases rose by the smallest number in a week on Monday due to fewer tests over the weekend, but health authorities remained worried over a potential spike amid spreading variant cases, Yonhap reports.
Russia’s coronavirus reproduction rate remains below 1 MOSCOW. KAZINFORM - The coronavirus reproduction rate in Russia rose from 0.9 to 0.94 on Saturday, according to a TASS analysis based on data from the national anti-coronavirus crisis center. The rate remained above 1 for the fourth day in a row, TASS reports.