EU urges swift, united action as Covid second wave rolls across Europe MADRID. KAZINFORM Ursula von der Leyen on Wednesday said the Covid-19 situation across the European Union was «very worrying» and urged member states to start preparing infrastructure for an eventual vaccine and to work closely on data sharing.
New virus cases above 100 for 2nd day, cluster infections remain problem in S Korea SEOUL. KAZINFORM - South Korea's new coronavirus cases rose by triple digits for the second straight day Thursday, as cluster infections at nursing homes and other risk-prone facilities continued to pile up amid eased social distancing measures, Yonhap reports.
Japan mulls extending travel subsidy campaign past January TOKYO. KAZINFORM - The Japanese government is considering extending its domestic travel subsidy program beyond late January to continue support for the tourism sector amid the novel coronavirus pandemic, sources familiar with the matter said Wednesday, Kyodo News reports.
All in-person meetings suspended at UN New York headquarters due to COVID-19 infections UNITED NATIONS. KAZINFORM - All in-person meetings at the UN headquarters in New York were suspended on Tuesday after five diplomats of a country's UN mission tested positive for COVID-19, a UN spokesman said, Xinhua reports.