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2,392 Azerbaijanis tested positive for Covid-19

The operational headquarters under the Cabinet of Ministers of Azerbaijan reported that 2,392 new cases of Covid-19 infection were detected in the country over the past 24 hours. 1,063 people recovered, 31 people died. Since the …

Georgia provides Covid-19 statistics

Over the past 24 hours, 490 new cases of coronavirus were registered in Georgia, 219 patients recovered, 8 people died, website informs. Over the past 24 hours, 35,560 tests were carried out in the country, including 24,791 …

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 …

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

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

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. …

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 …

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

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