Israel expands economic safety net to deal with upcoming full nationwide lockdown JERUSALEM. KAZINFORM - Israel expanded its COVID-19 national economic safety net program ahead of the full nationwide closure that will begin on Friday, the Prime Minister's Office and Finance Ministry said in a joint statement on Thursday night, Xinhua reports.
Celltrion's COVID-19 treatment candidate gets nod for further clinical trials SEOUL. KAZINFORM - South Korea's Ministry of Food and Drug Safety said Thursday that it has approved advanced clinical trials for Celltrion Inc.'s CT-P59 treatment material that could be used to combat the novel coronavirus, Yonhap reports.
Global coronavirus cases top 30 mil. with 940,000 deaths: U.S. tally TOKYO. KAZINFORM - The number of confirmed novel coronavirus cases worldwide surpassed the 30 million mark on Friday, with some 940,000 deaths for a mortality rate of around 3 percent, according to a tally from Johns Hopkins University in the United States, Kyodo News reports.
KHL postpones matches of Barys after positive COVID-19 tests among team members NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM – 6 season games of HC Barys in the Kontinental Hockey League have been postponed to a later date as 12 team and coaching staff members tested positive for the COVID-19 infection, Kazinform cites the team’s official website.
Kazakhstani COVID-19 vaccine enters clinical trials NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM – Clinical trials of Kazakhstani QazCovid-in vaccine against the COVID-19 virus developed by the Scientific Research Institute for Biological Safety Problems have kicked off in Kazakhstan, Kazinform cites the Telegram channel of the Ministry of Education and Science.