In Armenia, 17 and 18 August have been declared days of mourning after the explosion in the Surmalu shopping center in Yerevan.
Six cases of infection with the deltacron coronavirus strain, which is called a "hybrid" of the delta and omicron variants, have been registered in Moscow and St. Petersburg.
Over the week, the number of registered cases of COVID-19 increased by 3% to 6.9 million people.
Japanese designer and founder of the fashion house of the same name, Issei Miyake, has died at the age of 84. This was reported by the news agency Kyodo.
Moscow teenagers are looking for their place in the city, both literally and geographically. Young people spend a lot of time in the food courts of shopping centers, and the reason is not burgers at all. Professor Boris Kupriyanov of Moscow City University (MCU) has presented the first results of the study ‘Moscow fast-food chains as a space for informal communication among teenagers’.
The heads of the foreign ministries of the countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) expressed concern about international and regional instability. This is stated in their joint statement, adopted at the 55th meeting of foreign ministers of the regional block taking place in Phnom Penh.
Starting from 26 July this year, passengers entering the Republic of Korea must pass a PCR test within 24 hours upon arrival in the Republic. It is worth noting that earlier the deadline for passing the test was three days.
A needle-free vaccine patch could better fight COVID-19 variants, such as Omicron and Delta, than a traditional needle vaccine according to a University of Queensland study in mice.
On 28 July, in Tashkent, on the sidelines of the SCO Ministerial Council meeting, a meeting was held between the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation S.V. Lavrov and the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the PRC Wang Yi.