3,345 air passengers arrived in Kazakhstan with COVID-19 tests NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM 26 international flights arrived in Kazakhstan on April 21 from the UAE, Egypt, South Korea, Germany, Turkey, Georgia, Belarus, Russia, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan, the sanitary and epidemiological control department reports.
COVID: Italy starts distributing J&J vaccine ROME. KAZINFORM Italy is starting to distribute a batch of 184,000 doses of Johnson & Johnson's Janssen COVID-19 vaccine to its regions on Wednesday. Like the AstraZeneca jab, the Italian authorities are recommending the Johnson & Johnson vaccine only be given to over-60s after the European Medicines Agency (EMA) said it could be linked to some highly rare cases of blood clots in younger people.
S. Korea: New virus cases in 700s for 2nd day; vaccinations set to top 2 mln SEOUL. KAZINFORM - South Korea reported more than 700 new virus cases for the second straight day on Thursday amid lingering woes over another wave of the pandemic as the country's vaccination campaign gathers pace, with vaccinations set to top 2 million, Yonhap reports.
At least 22 Covid patients killed in India after oxygen supply disrupted NEW DELHI. KAZINFORM At least 22 Covid-19 patients were killed on Wednesday at a hospital in India's western state of Maharashtra, after a leak in an oxygen tank led to the supply being disrupted for dozens of patients connected to ventilators.
Healthcare Ministry comments on production of QazVac vaccine NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM – Nurlybek Assylekov, head of the Medical and Pharmaceutical Control Department of the Healthcare Ministry of the Republic of Kazakhstan, said it is highly likely the homegrown QazVac vaccine is to be produced by the Research Institute for Biological Safety Problems, Kazinform correspondent reports.