UAE vaccinates 108,401 people against COVID-19 in last 24 hours ABU DHABI. KAZINFORM - In line with its plan to vaccinate more than 50 percent of the country's population against COVID-19, the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) announced that 108,401 people have received the coronavirus vaccine over the last 24hrs, bringing to 1,275,652 the total number of jabs taken so far across the nation, at 12.09 doses per 100 people, WAM reports.
January sees record coronavirus death rates across the globe NEW YORK. KAZINFORM - Medical professionals have recorded a sizable increase in the coronavirus mortality rate since the start of the year. On January 9, 2021, the World Health Organization reported the highest daily death toll from the pandemic - 15,513 - double the figures seen in the spring 2020 outbreak, TASS reports.
Strong 6.5 magnitude earthquake occurred in Khuvsgul ULAANBAATAR. KAZINFORM - Today, January 12, 6-time earthquakes occurred in a place in distance of 30 km southwest of Khankh soum, which locates 200 km northwest of Khuvsgul aimag center and citizens felt strong tremor. Specifically, a magnitude 6.5 earthquake was recorded at 05:32 AM, a magnitude 5.1 quake at 05:41, 4.6 quake at 05:47, 5.3 at 06:02, 5.0 at 06:10 and a magnitude 5.6 quake at 07:02 AM local time, MONTSAME reports.
Slovakian PM announces plan to carry out mass testing on weekly basis BRATISLAVA. KAZINFORM - Prime Minister Igor Matovic (OLaNO) announced on Monday after a session of the Government that dealt with the current situation surrounding the coronavirus pandemic that there’ll be further rounds of mass testing for COVID-19 in the country that will take place on a weekly basis, starting as of next weekend at latest, TASR reports.
Japan to expand virus emergency beyond Tokyo region TOKYO. KAZINFORM - Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga told executives of his ruling party Tuesday that he plans to expand a state of emergency declared over the coronavirus pandemic to cover Osaka, Kyoto and Hyogo prefectures amid a resurgence of infections in western Japan, Kyodo reports.
What can boost bilateral relations between Pakistan and Kazakhstan – Muhammad Rafiq NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM - Since the olden times, cities like Quetta, Peshawar, Taxila, Multan and Debal from the areas of Pakistan were linked to the trade routes of ancient Silk Road while famous places like Otrar, Taraz, Turkistan, Sairam and Almaty from Kazakhstan were also connected, says the article by Muhammad Rafiq, the Country Manager of a Pakistani bank in Kazakhstan with interest in Central Asian studies.
Roundup: UK variant nears 50% of Irish cases, snow disrupts Spain jab rollout MADRID. KAZINFORM Irish officials on Monday said the contagious variant of coronavirus first detected in the United Kingdom now accounted for almost half of all new Covid-19 cases in the Republic of Ireland while British authorities announced that 2.5 million vaccinations have been administered so far.
Indonesia extends border closure, OKs CoronaVac emergency use JAKARTA. KAZINFORM Indonesia on Monday extended the closure of its borders to foreigners for another two weeks until Jan. 28 over coronavirus fears, while its drug monitoring agency approved the emergency use of China's CoronaVac vaccine across the vast archipelago.
WHO hopes to roll out vaccines for all in February GENEVA. KAZINFORM The head of the World Health Organization (WHO) called Monday for a collective commitment so that within the next 100 days, coronavirus vaccination for health workers and those at higher risk in all countries can begin, with one official saying the hope is for a rollout during February.