Global economy may drop more than 5% in case of second pandemic wave MOSCOW. KAZINFORM The global economy may decline by more than 5% if the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic occurred, Deputy Chairman of the Russian Security Council Dmitry Medvedev said in an interview with reporters of the Komsomolskaya Pravda publishing house.
Brazil has 1.66 million confirmed cases of COVID-19 BRASILIA. KAZINFORM - Brazil has reported 66,741 deaths and 1,668,589 cases stemming from the pandemic of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). A total of 1,254 new deaths and 45,305 new infected people were added in 24 hours, as per official data released Tuesday (Jul. 7). Until then, 976,977 had recovered, and there were 624,871 people under observation, Agencia Brasil reports.
Virus fight in trouble in S.Korea over double whammy of local and imported cases SEOUL. KAZINFORM - South Korea's new daily virus cases declined slightly on Thursday, but a continued rise in imported cases and infections linked to religious facilities continued to strain the country's virus fight, Yonhap reports.
Almost 169,000 new coronavirus cases reported globally in past 24 hours – WHO GENEVA. KAZINFORM - The number of coronavirus infections confirmed by the World Health Organization (WHO) in the past 24 hours around the world rose by almost 169,000 to top 11.6 million, the WHO data shows, adding that coronavirus-related fatalities went up by more than 4,000, bringing the total over the 539,000 mark, TASS reports.
Students set record as gaokao begins BEIJING. KAZINFORM With parents, teachers and friends lining up outside test centers to cheer them on, a record 10.71 million students around China began taking the all-important national college entrance exam, or gaokao, amid the COVID-19 pandemic on Tuesday, after it had been delayed by a month due to the outbreak.
Belarus, Tajikistan to hold contest for joint projects in science MINSK. KAZINFORM The State Committee on Science and Technology of Belarus and the Ministry of Education and Science of Tajikistan have announced the first contest of joint scientific and technical projects for 2021-2022, BelTA reported in the press service of the State Committee on Science and Technology.