Tokyo reports 302 new coronavirus infections, lowest in 3 months TOKYO. KAZINFORM - The Tokyo metropolitan government reported Monday 302 new coronavirus infections, its lowest figure in three months, as officials continue to request that people refrain from unnecessary outings despite the downward trend, Kyodo reports.
New cases over 1,600 in S. Korea; concerns grow over further spread after Chuseok holiday SEOUL. KAZINFORM - South Korea's daily coronavirus cases fell to around 1,600 on Monday due to fewer tests over the weekend, but concerns have grown over a possible surge in infections after the Chuseok holiday, Yonhap reports.
Delta variant confirmed in almost all samples in August in Slovakia BRATISLAVA. KAZINFORM - The delta variant of novel coronavirus was discovered in almost all new cases of COVID-19 in August, said Slovakia’s Chief Hygienist Jan Mikas on Monday, adding that laboratories confirmed this by carrying out sequencing of almost 99 percent of the positive samples, TASR reports.
Wildfires surrounding California's sequoia groves spread to almost 40,000 acres LOS ANGELES. KAZINFORM Two huge wildfires, the Windy and KNP Complex fires, burning around the Sequoia National Forest and the Sequoia National Park in U.S. state California, spread to 18,075 acres (73.1 square km) and 21,777 acres (88.1 square km) respectively on Sunday.
Developing nations get $79.6B to address climate change issues ANKARA. KAZINFORM Climate finance provided and mobilized by developed countries for developing countries totaled $79.6 billion in 2019, 2% up from $78.3 billion in 2018, according to new data released by Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) on Friday.
New cases fall below 2,000 amid concerns about spike in outbreaks after Chuseok holiday SEOUL. KAZINFORM South Korea's daily coronavirus cases fell below 2,000 on Sunday due to fewer tests over the weekend, but concerns linger over a spike in transmissions after the Chuseok holiday, when millions of people usually travel across the country to meet relatives.
Ancient ritual tools unearthed in Pharaonic site in northern Egypt CAIRO. KAZINFORM Egyptian archaeologists unearthed ancient tools once used in religious rituals at a temple site in Kafr el-Sheikh province north of the capital Cairo, said the Egyptian Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities in a statement on Saturday.
COVID-19: Brazil reports 34.4k cases, 643 deaths in 24h BRASILIA. KAZINFORM Brazil’s health authorities registered 34,407 new cases of COVID-19 and 643 deaths as a result of complications linked to the disease in 24 hours. The data were released by the country’s Ministry of Health on Thursday (Sep16) in its daily report on the pandemic.
FDA panel backs COVID-19 booster dose for elderly, high risk groups WASHINGTON. KAZINFORM An advisory panel for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) endorsed on Friday a booster dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine six months after full vaccination in people 65 and older and for individuals at high risk for severe disease.
World on 'catastrophic pathway' to hit 2.7-degree temperature rise WASHINGTON. KAZINFORM UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres issued a dire warning on Friday, saying the world is on a «catastrophic pathway» to surpass negotiated caps on temperature increases meant to mitigate the ravages of climate change.
'7 countries in Africa facing 4th virus wave' ADDIS ABABA. KAZINFORM -Seven countries in Africa are currently battling a fourth wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, while 43 more are in the midst of a third wave, the head of the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Thursday, Anadolu Agency reports.