COVID-19 situation may get worse in Moscow in coming weeks, mayor says MOSCOW. KAZINFORM - A significant increase in the number of infected with the novel coronavirus is observed in Moscow; the situation in the city may get worse over the next few weeks, Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin wrote in his blog on Tuesday, TASS reports.
Tokayev urges SCO to support establishment of Int’l Agency for Biological Safety NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM – President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev has called on the member states of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) to support the establishment of the International Agency for Biological Safety, Kazinform reports.
Tokayev receives head of Spiritual Administration of Muslims of Kazakhstan NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM – President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev has received today Chairman of the Spiritual Administration of Muslims of Kazakhstan, Supreme Mufti Nauryzbai kazhy Taganuly, Kazinform has learnt from the Akorda press service.
New Zealand looks to COVID-19 vaccine available early 2021: official WELLINGTON. KAZINFORM - News from Pfizer and BioNTech that they have had promising results from COVID-19 clinical trials of a vaccine is encouraging, which makes it possible that some doses will be available to New Zealand in the first part of 2021, said an official on Tuesday, Xinhua reports.
New virus cases in triple digits for 3rd day; authorities warn of upping social distancing level in S Korea SEOUL. KAZINFORM - South Korea's new coronavirus cases rose by triple digits for a third day Tuesday due to a series of cluster infections, prompting health authorities to consider raising the level of social distancing measures, Yonhap reports.
WHO head, chief scientist hail vaccine development GENEVE. KAZINFORM - The World Health Organization head and its chief scientist applauded Monday announcements by Pfizer and BioNTech that final stage trials of their vaccine have proven 90% effective in preventing COVID-19 infections, Anadolu Agency reports.