105 more coronavirus cases confirmed in Azerbaijan, 19 recover BAKU. KAZINFORM - Azerbaijan has confirmed 105 more cases of coronavirus, while 19 people have recovered from this infection, said spokesperson for Azerbaijan’s Cabinet of Ministers Ibrahim Mammadov during a press briefing held on April 8, Trend.az reports.
Hotline service to begin for foreigners in Japan for coronavirus inquiries TOKYO. KAZINFORM - The Japan Medical Association said Wednesday that a medical support nonprofit organization will set up a multilingual hotline to help foreigners in Japan for inquiries regarding the new coronavirus, Kyodo reports.
How to be alone but not lonely in a distant coronavirus world TOKYO. KAZINFORM Coronavirus anxiety is real.With restrictions tied to the coronavirus outbreak leaving millions confined to their homes, even those who call themselves introverts are feeling the effects of quarantine on the body and mind.
Rio de Janeiro starts blood plasma testing to treat Covid-19 RIO DE JANEIRO. KAZINFORM - Rio de Janeiro’s State Institute of Hematology, Hemorio, this week is starting a series of studies on the use of the blood plasma of people cured from the new coronavirus for the treatment of severe cases of the disease. The procedure consists of collecting blood with antibodies from people who recovered from the illness, Agencia Brasil reports.
S. Korea to suspend visa-free entry soon for countries banning arrivals from S. Korea: official SEOUL. KAZINFORM The government plans to bring into force a decision to temporarily suspend visa exemptions for countries imposing entry bans on South Koreans at an early date, a foreign ministry official said Wednesday.
Israel signs 25.2-mln-USD deal with BGI on COVID-19 testing equipment TEL AVIV. KAZINFORM -- Israel has signed a deal worth 90 million new shekels (about 25.2 million U.S. dollars) with Chinese biotech giant BGI Genomics in equipment and substance supply for performing novel coronavirus tests, the health ministry said Tuesday.
Spain offers unemployed workers agricultural jobs to maintain supply chain MADRID. KAZINFORM - The Spanish government on Tuesday approved a decree to protect fruit and vegetable harvesting during the coronavirus crisis to avoid economic losses and disruption to the supply chain as food consumption jumped by over 17 percent under lockdown.
Wuhan lifts outbound travel restrictions, ending months-long lockdown WUHAN. KAZINFORM - With long lines of cars streaming through expressway toll gates and passengers boarding trains, the megacity of Wuhan in central China started lifting outbound travel restrictions from Wednesday after almost 11 weeks of lockdown to stem the spread of COVID-19.
Russian vaccine put on WHO list of promising anti-coronavirus vaccines MOSCOW. KAZINFORM - The St. Petersburg Research Institute of Vaccines and Sera of the Federal Medical Biological Agency said on Tuesday its vaccine against the novel coronavirus infection has been included in the list of promising vaccines of the World Health Organization (WHO), TASS reports.
Officials warn of 'hardest' week ahead as New York sees over 4,000 deaths NEW YORK. KAZINFORM - New York, the COVID-19 epicenter in the United States, announced on Sunday that the novel coronavirus has caused 4,159 deaths and 122,031 infections in the state even as the country's surgeon general said that the coming week will be a «Pearl Harbor moment... our 9/11 moment» for the country.