More than 677,000 COVID-19 infections detected worldwide over past 24 hours GENEVA. KAZINFORM The number of confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus infection worldwide has surpassed 161.51 mln, increasing by more than 677,000 over the past 24 hours. According to the data of the World Health Organization (WHO) published on Saturday, the number of fatalities has increased by more than 12,900, surpassing 3.35 mln.
COVID-19 incidence worldwide drops by almost 20% over one week MOSCOW. KAZINFORM The number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus infection worldwide has increased over the past seven days by 5.1 mln, according to TASS’ calculations. It is almost 20% less than the week before, when the world registered a record high number of infections since the beginning of the pandemic.
ANSA: Almost all of Italy set to be a yellow zone next week ROME. KAZINFORM Health Minister Roberto Speranza is set to sign orders making all of Italy's regions except for Valle D'Aosta moderate-risk yellow zones next week in the nation tiered system of coronavirus-linked restrictions thanks to improved COVID-19 contagion data.
Second year of pandemic may be more deadly than the first one, says WHO GENEVA. KAZINFORM The second year of the pandemic of the novel coronavirus infection may result in a higher death toll than the first one, Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said at a briefing in Geneva on Friday.
ANSA: Italy to end quarantine for EU arrivals May 16 ROME. KAZINFORM - Health Roberto Speranza has signed an order that will end the obligation for people arriving in Italy from other EU countries, the Shengen area, Great Britain and Israel to spend five days in quarantine as of May 16 if they have tested negative for COVID-19, ANSA reports.
India records over 4,000 daily Covid-19 deaths, 360,000 cases in 24 hours NEW DELHI. KAZINFORM India reported 4,120 Covid-19 deaths and 362,727 fresh cases in the last 24 hours on Thursday, while several states have announced the suspension of the vaccination program to all adults due to shortage of doses.
S. Korea: New cases above 700 for 2nd day as vaccinations again set to gather pace SEOUL. KAZINFORM - South Korea's daily new coronavirus cases stayed above 700 for the second day in a row on Friday as the country's vaccination campaign is again set to gather pace with more shipments of vaccines amid a tight supply, Yonhap reports.
Russia may register nasal COVID-19 vaccine in 2022 – developer MOSCOW. KAZINFORM - Russia may register a nasal vaccine against COVID-19 developed by the Gamaleya Research Center for Epidemiology and Microbiology in 2022, if the clinical trials planned for 2021-2022 are successful, head of the center Alexander Ginzburg told TASS.
Kazakhstan sends nearly 40 tons of humanitarian aid to India NEW DELHI. KAZINFORM - In accordance with instructions from President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev and guided by the principles of strategic partnership between the two states, the Government of Kazakhstan has provided humanitarian assistance to India during this serious epidemiological situation of COVID-19, Kazinform cites the press service of the Kazakh Foreign Ministry.
Japan to impose tougher COVID-19 restrictions in 5 more prefectures SAPPORO. KAZINFORM - The Japanese government plans to impose tougher restrictions under a quasi-state of emergency in five more prefectures amid growing calls for quicker response to an increasing number of infections caused by highly contagious variants of the coronavirus, sources familiar with the matter said Thursday, Kyodo reports.