S. Korea's new COVID-19 cases top 17,500 as omicron rages SEOUL. KAZINFORM - South Korea's daily COVID-19 cases reached yet another record high Saturday, driven by a rapid spread of the highly transmissible omicron variant, with a new nationwide virus response system coming into force, Yonhap reports.
Pfizer, Moderna step up testing Omicron-specific vaccines amid pandemic surge WASHINGTON. KAZINFORM - Pfizer and Moderna are stepping up trials of COVID-19 vaccines that specifically target the Omicron variant, as the highly contagious variant now accounts for 99.9 percent of new infections in the United States, Xinhua reports.
Precipitation in store for most of Kazakhstan Jan 29 NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM – Due to fronts most of Kazakhstan is to brace for unstable weather condition resulting in precipitation as well as heavy precipitation as rain and snow in the mountainous and sub-mountainous areas of the south, high wind, blizzard and ice-slick at night and in the morning. Only the north and east is to enjoy no precipitation due to an anticyclone spur. The country is to brace in places for fog, Kazinform reports.