WHO reports one-day surge in coronavirus cases by over 284,000 GENEVA. KAZINFORM - More than 284,000 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus infection were registered worldwide in the past day, exceeding 19.18 million, while the coronavirus-related fatalities increased by over 6,000 to surpass 716,000, the World Health Organization (WHO) said in its daily bulletin on Saturday, TASS reports.
Nagasaki pushes Japan gov't to work for nuke ban amid rising danger NAGASAKI. KAZINFORM - The mayor of Nagasaki on Sunday pushed the Japanese government to take more action toward realizing a world free of nuclear weapons, amid a global retreat of leadership on the issue, at a memorial ceremony on the 75th anniversary of the U.S. atomic bombing of the city, Kyodo News reports.
U.S. coronavirus cases top 5 million mark: reports NEW YORK. KAZINFORM - The coronavirus case count in the United States topped 5 million on Saturday, U.S. media reported, demonstrating the pandemic is tightening its grip over the country with the world's highest number of infections and worst death toll, Kyodo news reports.
Death toll from heavy rains rises to 22 in S. Korea SEOUL. KAZINFORM - The death toll from weeklong heavy rains in South Korea rose to 22 on Saturday, officials said. At least 10 people went missing and seven were injured while more than 3,000 were displaced, according to the national disaster control center and local governments, Yonhap reports.
Mauritius declares emergency over oil leak from Japanese ship TOKYO. KAZINFORM - The Mauritius government declared a state of environmental emergency on Friday over a large amount of fuel that leaked into the sea from a stranded Japanese-owned bulk carrier off the country's coast, Kyodo News reports.
Air India plane crash-lands, 17 dead, over 100 injured: PTI NEW DELHI. KAZINFORM - An Air India Express plane with 190 people on board overshot the runway while landing in southern India on Friday, killing at least 17 people and leaving over 100 people injured, the Press Trust of India and other local media reported, Kyodo News reports.
Number of deaths from COVID-19 down 7% in a week BRASILIA. KAZINFORM - The number of new deaths from COVID-19 in the 31st epidemiological week (the last week of July) was 7,114, a seven percent reduction from the previous week (7,677), despite the record 1,595 deaths on July 29. This is the first time since the end of July the weekly death toll drops, as per the epidemiological report published by the Health Ministry Wednesday, Agencia Brasil reports.
Moon declares 7 flood-battered parts of S. Korea as special disaster zones SEOUL. KAZINFORM - President Moon Jae-in on Friday declared seven cities and counties in central South Korea devastated by recent torrential rains as special disaster zones, the presidential office said, making them eligible for state support in their disaster recovery efforts, Yonhap reports.
‘Immediate UN humanitarian assistance’ mobilized in force, to support Beirut after deadly blast NEW YORK. KAZINFORM - The response to Tuesday’s explosion in Beirut requires global support in order to «surmount the devastating impact» of the crisis facing the Lebanese people, the UN Deputy Special Coordinator for the country said on Thursday, WAM reports.