Japan faces putting majority of 47 prefs. Under COVID quasi-emergency TOKYO. KAZINFORM - A majority of Japan's 47 prefectures have come under or are moving to seek restrictions on restaurants and bars to cope with surging coronavirus infections, with 12 more areas including Osaka set to seek quasi-state of emergency declarations by the central government in coming days, Kyodo reports.
S. Korean gov’t to lower age of eligibility for COVID-19 treatment pills from 65 to 60: PM SEOUL. KAZINFORM - The government will lower the age of eligibility for COVID-19 treatment pills from 65 to 60 to better contain the spread of the omicron variant, Prime Minister Kim Boo-kyum said Friday, Yonhap reports.
Over 57 thousand kids said to have taken wrong COVID-19 shot in Brazil BRASILIA. KAZINFORM During Brazil’s immunization campaign against COVID-19, 57,147 children and adolescents across the country have been administered adult doses not authorized for application in people under 18 by the country’s national drug regulator Anvisa. Errors have been detected in all Brazilian states.
Japan decides to put Tokyo, 12 more areas under COVID quasi-emergency TOKYO. KAZINFORM - Japan decided Wednesday to place Tokyo and 12 other areas under a coronavirus quasi-state of emergency, with a record 41,487 new infections reported nationwide as the highly transmissible Omicron variant spreads rapidly across the country, Kyodo reports.
Daily cases jump to over 6,000 for 1st time in nearly month amid omicron woes in S. Korea SEOUL. KAZINFORM - South Korea's daily coronavirus cases jumped to over 6,000 for the first time in 27 days Thursday amid growing worries over the spread of the omicron virus variant ahead of the Lunar New Year holiday, Yonhap reports.
Arab Health to address impact of COVID-19 on reproduction and fertility DUBAI. KAZINFORM As the MENA region’s official meeting place for women’s health practitioners, the Arab Health Obs & Gyne Conference returns to Dubai for its 14th edition to discuss current trends in women’s health – among these, the impact of COVID-19 on reproduction and fertility.
COVID hospital occupancy rate up to 30% - AGENAS ROME. KAZINFORM The proportion of ordinary-ward hospital places occupied by COVID-19 patients had risen to 30% in Italy after the rate increased in eight regions in the last 24-hour period, the national agency for regional health services, AGENAS, said on Wednesday.