Japan to receive 50 mln additional doses of Pfizer vaccine TOKYO. KAZINFORM - Japan expects to receive 50 million additional doses of Pfizer Inc.'s COVID-19 vaccine after Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga called on the pharmaceutical firm to boost supplies, government sources said Wednesday, Kyodo reports.
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.
Vice Minister of Healthcare reveals what areas of Kazakhstan are in ‘red zone’ NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM – Vice Minister of Healthcare of the Republic of Kazakhstan – chief state sanitary officer Yerlan Kiyasov revealed which areas of the country are in the high-risk area in terms of spread of the coronavirus infection, Kazinform correspondent reports.
Kazakh PM chairs meeting of Council for Improving the Investment Climate NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM – A meeting of the Council for Improving the Investment Climate focusing on the implementation of tax reform in Kazakhstan has been chaired by Kazakh Prime Minister, Kazinform cites the press service of the Head of the Kazakh Cabinet.
Small grants for Kazakhstani media development NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM The United States of America and the Republic of Kazakhstan cooperate on a wide range of bilateral and regional issues, including the support of Kazakhstan’s intentions to increase journalistic professionalism and strengthen the competitiveness of Kazakhstani media.
India records fresh high of nearly 300,000 new COVID-19 cases, over 2,000 more deaths NEW DELHI. KAZINFORM India recorded 295,041 new COVID-19 cases and 2,023 more deaths in the past 24 hours, bringing the caseload to 15,616,130 and the death toll to 182,553, according to data released by the health ministry on Wednesday.
S. Korea: New virus cases back to over 700, vaccination drive to ramp up SEOUL. KAZINFORM - South Korea's daily new coronavirus cases bounced back to over 700 Wednesday as the country is ratcheting up efforts to boost vaccination rates amid growing concerns over another wave of the pandemic, Yonhap reports.
COVID-19: 1,347 deaths, 30,624 cases registered in 24h in Brazil BRASILIA. KAZINFORM - Brazil has reported 374,682 deaths from COVID-19, as per the daily update published by the Health Ministry on Monday (Apr. 19). In 24 hours, 1,347 new fatalities were confirmed by health state secretariats, Agencia Brasil reports.
Coronavirus cases wordwide up 14% in past week — WHO GENEVA. KAZINFORM More than 5.2 million novel coronavirus cases were registered worldwide in the past week, which is 11% more than during the previous seven-day period, the World Health Organization (WHO) said a weekly bulletin released in Geneva late on Tuesday.
'COVID-19 worst crisis in Asia-Pacific since WW II' KARACHI. KAZINFORM The coronavirus pandemic has created the worst crisis in Asia-Pacific since World War II, exposing structural weaknesses and fault lines, and revealing gaps in health services, social protection, and digital connectivity in the region, according to a new study.