Rio requires proof of vaccination for COVID-19 in tourist attractions BRASILIA. KAZINFORM Rio de Janeiro on September 15 is starting to require proof of vaccination against COVID-19 in the access to establishments like gyms, swimming pools, sports centers, clubs, stadiums, Olympic villages, movie theaters, circuses, concert halls, museums, playgrounds, tourist attractions, and fairs.
Portuguese study shows lower efficacy of mRNA vaccines against Delta variant LISBON. KAZINFORM Research by the National Health Institute Doctor Ricardo Jorge (INSA) showed that vaccines that use mRNA technology, such as those from Pfizer and Moderna laboratories, are less effective against the Delta variant of SARS-CoV-2.
Variant cases top 8,000, delta variant infections piling up in S. Korea SEOUL. KAZINFORM - South Korea has confirmed 2,109 more cases of four major contagious variants of the new coronavirus over the past week, including 1,928 cases of the highly transmissible delta variant, health authorities said Tuesday, Yonhap reports.
Delta COVID-19 variant spreads to over 120 countries, WHO says GENEVA. KAZINFORM - The number of countries and territories, where the highly contagious Delta COVID-19 variant is circulating, climbed by 13 from July 13 to 20, having reached 124, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced on Wednesday, TASS reports.
UAE Press: Covid-19 vigilance remains top priority ABU DHABI. KAZINFORM Two months ago, during the festival of Eid Al Fitr, the UAE had issued comprehensive guidelines for people to avoid large gatherings. In normal times – that is, when a pandemic is not raging – loved ones meet and, as is the norm, celebrate together. Like Eid Al Fitr, next week's Eid Al Adha, is also much anticipated and usually planned for in advance among family and friends.
Delta COVID variant quickly replacing other strains – Health Ministry NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM – Delta COVID variant is quickly replacing other strains, Chairperson of the Sanitary and Epidemiological Committee of the Ministry of Healthcare of the Republic of Kazakhstan Aizhan Yesmagambetova said Friday, Kazinform correspondent reports.
Above 4.6 mln Kazakhstanis administered 1st dose of COVID-19 vaccine NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM Head of the infectious diseases epidemiological control department of the Kazakh Healthcare Ministry Rosa Kozhapova announced how many Kazakhstanis have already been vaccinated against COVID-19, Kazinform reports.
Akmola region opens another COVID-19 hospital due to spike KOKSHETAU. KAZINFORM «As we know the WHO recommends to vaccinate 60% of population to develop herd immunity otherwise we fail to curb spread of Delta strain circulating currently,» said head of the polyclinic of the Bulandy district hospital Kenzhibulat Maulipbergenov.
COVID-19 Delta variant spreading worldwide «at scorching pace»: WHO chief GENEVA. KAZINFORM Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director-general of the World Health Organization (WHO), on Monday warned of the «devastating outbreaks» caused by the Delta variant of COVID-19, saying that the new strain of the virus was infecting people «at a scorching pace.»
CoviVac is effective against Delta COVID-19 variant, developer says MOSCOW. KAZINFORM Russia’s CoviVac COVID-19 vaccine is effective against the Delta variant, Director General of its developer, the Chumakov Center, a corresponding member of the Russian Academy of Sciences Aidar Ishmukhametov told TASS.