COVID-19

Why South Korea still hasn’t vaccinated anyone

South Korea has earned international plaudits as a model for its success in COVID-19 mitigation. Employing systematic approaches for testing, contact tracing, segregation, and quarantine, South Korea has, throughout the pandemic, managed to …

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Azerbaijani scientists rebuked Armenian colleagues for politicizing science via the Lancet medical journal

Airazat Kazaryan and colleagues describe the unfortunate rise in COVID-19 cases in Armenia during the recent Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. However, Azerbaijani scientists  Samir Babayev, Sabina Hajiyeva, Leyla Baghirzada, Sait Ashina and Tural Alekberli in the world-renowned medical journal, the Lancet, argue that this Comment is an attempt to politicise scientific data via misrepresentation of COVID-19 statistics, distortion of facts, and omission of important historical context

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7 countries open to travelers vaccinated against Covid-19

As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to wreak havoc on the travel industry, countless destinations around the world are rolling out vaccines to their most vulnerable citizens. According to CNN, the UK has already vaccinated over 15 million people, while the US  is currently administering 1.6 million shots a day. Meanwhile, Denmark has announced plans to launch a coronavirus digital passport by the end of February that will act as documentation the holder has been fully vaccinated against Covid-19

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UK Covid-19 variant reaches Iran

A UK Covid-19 variant has spread in Iran, Iranian Minister of Health, Treatment and Medical Education Said Namaki reported. He noted that new Covid-19 cases were recorded in Tehran, Abyek, Hashgerd and Alborz province. …

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Quarantine measures eased in Kostanay

Starting from February 15, the quarantine regime will be weakened in the Kostanay region. Today, regional Akim Archimedes Mukhambetov held a special meeting of the operational headquarters for preventing the spread of coronavirus infection in the …

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Azerbaijan opposes unfair distribution of coronavirus vaccines

Azerbaijan, the incumbent chairman of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM), the largest international organization after the United Nations, has played an active role in the global fight against the Covid-19 pandemic, Dr. Vasif Huseynov, a senior advisor at the Center of Analysis of International Relations and Adjunct Lecturer at Khazar University in Baku, writes in the article for Eurasia Review

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Covid baby boom turns to bust in China

New births slipped 15% across China in 2020 despite stay-at-home lockdowns and state media baby-making cheerleading, Asia Times writes. During China’s de facto nationwide lockdown in early 2020, when Beijing issued a sweeping shelter-in-place edict to stop the spread of Covid-19 from Wuhan, state media Xinhua entertained the thought that a “Covid lockdown baby boom” could be one upside. The new coronavirus forced the Chinese population, including couples in their prime ages, indoors, it noted

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Covid-19 gives rise to contradictions between business community, epidemiologists and government in Georgia

Georgia’s Infrastructure Minister Maia Tskitishvili announced that shopping malls will open their doors starting from 1 February, with dressing rooms working and already purchased products allowed to be exchanged as well, following a meeting with the representatives of shopping malls and retail centres, Caucasus Watch writes. She said that the negotiations were underway with the Labour Inspection Office to agree on the requirements before opening malls and noted that some restrictions like the amount of people accessed to one square meter of commercial space may be eased

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Jerusalem, Dubai, Barcelona look to save tourism industry

What will the world of travel look like after COVID-19? As much of the globe continues to battle a deadly virus that has all but brought tourism to a standstill, several cities have banded together in order to find technological solutions to revive the ailing industry, The Jerusalem Post writes in the article Jerusalem, Dubai, Barcelona look to travel tech to save tourism industry. Jerusalem, together with the cities of Lisbon, Barcelona, Dubai, Johannesburg and Paris, are set to launch the International Travel Tech Forum, which will promote travel tech startups and tourism innovation worldwide

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Year 2020 in Review: Azerbaijan

It is worth recalling that 2019 was a year marked by domestic politics, reforms and broad caution about the conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia. Experts and observers on all sides avoided rushing to quick judgements about whether the …

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UN: extreme poverty level reaches 22-year low

Last year, the global level of extreme poverty increased for the first time in more than 20 years, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said at the UN Security Council meeting on maintaining peace and stability. He stated that …

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26,000 new Covid-19 cases registered in Russia

Over the past 24 hours, 26, 301 cases of Covid-19 cases were registered in Russia,   the message of the Operational Headquarters to Combat the Spread of Coronavirus Infection reads. The total number of Covid-19 infections in Russia …

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