Butantan Institute: CoronaVac trials reach final stage SÃO PAULO. KAZINFORM - The clinical study of CoronaVac, the vaccine developed by Butantan Institute in collaboration with pharmaceutical company Sinovac Life Science, has reached its final stage. According to information from the São Paulo government and Butantan Institute, results should come out in the first week of December, with 46 million doses likely to be available by January 2021, Agencia Brasil reports.
New virus cases spike to over 300 again as greater Seoul comes under tougher virus curbs SEOUL. KAZINFORM - The number of new coronavirus cases in South Korea bounced back to over 300 on Tuesday due to a pileup of sporadic infections across the nation, with tougher antivirus rules in place in the greater Seoul area amid a virus resurgence, Yonhap reports.
UNICEF working with over 350 partners to deliver COVID-19 vaccines UNITED NATIONS. KAZINFORM The UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) is working with more than 350 partners, including major airlines, shipping lines and logistics associations from around the world, to deliver COVID-19 vaccines to over 92 countries, as soon as doses become available, the agency said on Monday.
Japan mulls temporary exit of Sapporo, Osaka from travel subsidy program TOKYO. KAZINFORM - Japan is preparing to suspend its «Go To Travel» subsidy program to areas including popular tourist destination cities Sapporo and Osaka, given the high number of novel coronavirus cases there, government sources said Monday, Kyodo reports.
Over 25,000 cases of COVID-19 infection detected in Russia over 24 hours MOSCOW. KAZINFORM - The number of confirmed COVID-19 infections in Russia over the past 24 hours has increased by 25,173, bringing the total to 2,114,502, the anti-coronavirus crisis center told reporters on Monday, TASS reports.
Belarus to produce first laboratory batch of Russia's COVID-19 vaccine in 2020 MINSK. KAZINFORM The first laboratory batch of the COVID-19 vaccine will be produced in Belarus in 2020, acting Healthcare Minister of Belarus Dmitry Pinevich said in an interview to Belarus 1 TV channel, BelTA has learned.
New virus cases below 300 for first time in 6 days; tougher virus curbs imminent in greater Seoul SEOUL. KAZINFORM - The number of new coronavirus cases in South Korea fell below 300 for the first time in six days on Monday due to less testing on the weekend, as the greater Seoul area is set to be under tougher virus curbs starting Tuesday to prevent another wave of the pandemic, Yonhap reports.
Canada, Britain strike interim post-Brexit trade deal OTTAWA. KAZINFORM - Canada and Britain signed the Canada-United Kingdom Trade Continuity Agreement on Saturday as an interim post-Brexit trade agreement that will take effect on Jan. 1, 2021 when Britain cuts its final ties to the European Union, Xinhua reports.