Abu Dhabi approves pilot test of advanced scanners to identify potential COVID-19 cases ABU DHABI. KAZINFORM The Abu Dhabi Emergency, Crisis and Disasters Committee has approved a pilot test of new scanners to identify potential COVID-19 cases at select locations in the emirate as part of efforts to further enhance the protection of public health and safety by using the most advanced technology.
COVID-19 pandemic affected over 60 million domestic workers in informal economy: ILO GENEVA. KAZINFORM The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated working conditions that were already very poor, and domestic workers were more vulnerable to the fallout from the pandemic because of long-standing gaps in labour and social protection, according to a new ILO report.
COVID-19 cases surge in Asia-Pacific as Indonesia reports highest daily spike in over 3 months HONG KONG. KAZINFORM Asia-Pacific countries were still witnessing rocketing COVID-19 infections on Wednesday as Indonesia reported the highest daily spike since late February, while India's tally reached 29.63 million.
Plant producing homegrown QazVac vaccine to be launched this summer NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM – Healthcare Minister Alexei Tsoi confirmed there is no lack of Sputnik V vaccine in Kazakhstan and commented on the launch of a new pharmaceutical plant in Zhambyl region for production of the locally developed COVID-19 vaccine, Kazinform correspondent reports.
100,000 doses of QazVac vaccine to become available in late June NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM – Aizhan Yesmagambetova, chairperson of the Sanitary and Epidemiological Control Committee of the Ministry of Healthcare of the Republic of Kazakhstan, commented on the availability of homegrown QazVac vaccine, Kazinform correspondent reports.
New virus cases spike to 500s amid accelerating vaccination drive in S. Korea SEOUL. KAZINFORM - South Korea's daily new coronavirus cases bounced back to over 500 on Wednesday as health authorities ramp up the country's vaccination drive with a quarter of the population receiving one jab, Yonhap reports.
COVID-19: Brazil reports 17.4 mi cases, 488.2 thousand deaths BRAZILIA. KAZINFORM - The total of cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic reached 17,452,612 in Brazil, after 39,846 new positive diagnoses were registered from Sunday to Monday. The country also has 3,888 active cases being monitored, Agencia Brasil reports.