"There is hope that a Coruna virus vaccine will be reached by the end of this year," Russia's director of the National Institute of Infectious and Allergies said, as Russia prepares for a mass vaccination campaign against the virus in October, while the General Administration of Civil Aviation of Kuwait has announced Today, commercial aviation is banned to and from 31 countries.
In his testimony before a representative committee, Fauchi said that there is no guarantee that this vaccine will be safe and effective.
The emerging coronavirus has killed at least 680,000 people worldwide since the WHO office in China reported the outbreak at the end of December 2019.
More than 17.6 million people have been infected, according to official reports in 196 countries and regions since the start of the epidemic, and at least 10.1 million people have recovered.
In Russia, local news agencies reported today, Saturday, that Russian Health Minister Mikhail Murashko is preparing for a mass vaccination campaign against the emerging corona virus in October after completing the clinical trials of a vaccine.
"The state-run Jamalia Research Institute in Moscow has completed the clinical trials of the vaccine, and preparations for its registration are being prepared," Interfax news agency quoted the minister as saying.
He stressed that doctors and teachers will be the first to be vaccinated.
More than 100 potential vaccines are being developed globally in an effort to stop the Corona pandemic, and WHO data indicate that at least 4 vaccines have reached the last third stage of human trials, which are 3 in China and one in Britain.
Arab measures , The General Administration of Civil Aviation in the State of Kuwait announced today the ban of commercial aviation to and from 31 countries in a declaration that accompanied the resumption of the gradual operation of commercial flights after stopping for a period of 6 months due to the precautionary measures to confront the Corona pandemic.
The list included countries such as Egypt, Iran, Syria, Iraq, Lebanon, China, Brazil, the Philippines, Spain, Indonesia, Pakistan and Italy.
The Kuwaiti Civil Aviation Administration stated through its account on Twitter that this step comes according to the instructions of the health authorities and in view of the situation and the repercussions of the spread of the Corona virus in high-risk countries.
Civil Aviation: According to the health authorities ’instructions, foreign passengers coming from 31 countries are prohibited from entering Kuwait International Airport, and the ban includes those who were present in these countries within 14 days before the travel date until further notice. pic.twitter.com/30X0ikpC0u
- Civil Aviation (@Kuwait_DGCA) August 1, 2020
In contrast, the Kurdistan Regional Government of Iraq decided to reopen the Erbil and Sulaymaniyah airports to foreign and domestic flights following a closure that lasted for more than 5 months due to the outbreak of the Corona virus.
"The new procedures obligate travelers to wear respirators and medical gloves, maintain a social distance, and conduct an examination to ensure that the traveler does not carry the Corona virus," said Tahair Abdullah airport manager, Sulaymaniyah Airport.
The Iraqi Civil Aviation Authority had decided to reopen the Iraqi airports on July 23, but the airports of Erbil and Sulaymaniyah decided to wait until the first of August to complete the mechanisms of the new procedures that will be applied in the airports to reduce the spread of the Corona virus.
Japan In Japan, the authorities declared a state of emergency in the Okinawa tourist region after the "severe outbreak" of the Coruna virus, and called on residents to quarantine themselves in homes for two weeks.
"We are witnessing a massive spread of infection, we are declaring a state of emergency until August 15," district governor Dini Tamaki told media on Friday, adding that hospitals were filled with a sharp rise in the number of infections.
Most of the infections were recorded by the Covid-19 epidemic discovered on this island in the south of the archipelago, with US military bases.
And 71 new cases were discovered yesterday, Friday, in the Okinawa region, for a total of 395, including 248 in US bases, according to the Japanese authorities, which led to tension between them and US officials in the region.
There are about 20,000 US Navy soldiers in Okinawa, as well as thousands of other troops from other US military units, and their presence on the island has always been a sensitive issue.