New cases back under 600 again, vaccinations to rev up in S. Korea SEOUL. KAZINFORM - South Korea's daily new coronavirus cases fell below 600 again on Sunday due to fewer tests over the weekend amid increased sporadic cluster infections, as the country's vaccination scheme is set to gather pace again, Yonhap reports.
Kazakh, German MPs hold online dialogue BERLIN. KAZINFORM - The Embassy of Kazakhstan in Germany, in collaboration with the Mazhilis of the Parliament of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the German Bundestag, organized a videoconference between the heads and members of the «Kazakhstan-Germany» and «Germany-Central Asia» interparliamentary cooperation groups, Kazinform has learnt from the press service of the Kazakh MFA.
Death toll rises to 21 in mountain marathon in China’s Gansu LANZHOU. KAZINFORM - The death toll has increased to 21 after extreme weather hit participants in a 100-km cross-country mountain marathon race in Baiyin City, northwest China's Gansu Province, the local rescue headquarters said on Sunday, Xinhua reports.
Japan gov’t refers to possible extension of COVID-19 emergency TOKYO. KAZINFORM - Japan's top government spokesman on Sunday referred to the possibility of extending a state of emergency over the novel coronavirus in Tokyo, Osaka and seven other prefectures beyond the May 31 expiration date, Kyodo reports.