Japan confirms 2nd new virus case, braces for Chinese tourist influx TOKYO. KAZINFORM - Japan confirmed Friday a second infection related to a deadly new coronavirus, rushing to take preventive steps against the outbreak in China ahead of an expected influx of tourists from that country during its Lunar New Year holiday, Kyodo reports.
MFA: 98 Kazakhstani students staying in Wuhan NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM – 98 students from Kazakhstan are staying in the Chinese city of Wuhan, gripped by a new coronavirus, Kazinform has learnt from Aibek Smadiyarov, the official spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan.
President chairs session with governors of regions, mayors of cities NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM – Head of State Kassym-Jomart Tokayev chaired a session with akims (governors) of regions and mayors of the cities of Nur-Sultan, Almaty and Shymkent, Kazinform has learnt from the president’s press service.
UN Assistant Secretary-General to visit Kazakhstan next week NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM - Fabrizio Hochschild, Assistant Secretary-General for Strategic Coordination, UN Executive Office of the Secretary-General and Special Adviser on the Preparations for the Commemoration of the 75th Anniversary of the United Nations, is set to visit Kazakhstan in January 31-February 1, Kazinform has learnt from the official spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Aibek Smadiyarov.
Astana’s De Vreese breaks away again in Santos Tour Down Under Stage 4 NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM - Despite of a hilly profile in the first part of the distance, the fourth stage of 152.8 km from Norwood to Murray Bridge provided a good possibility to the sprinters to fight for a stage win. The only factor which could play a role was a crosswind, expected to blow in the final of the race. But, in fact, the wind was not strong enough to create echelons and, finally, everything ended with a bunch sprint won by the Australian Caleb Ewan, Kazinform has learnt from the club’s press service.
2nd case of Wuhan coronavirus puts S. Korea on alert during holidays Wel SEOUL. KAZINFORM South Korea on Friday reported its second confirmed case of the China coronavirus amid mounting fears of the pneumonia-like illness that is spreading throughout China and other parts of the world during the Lunar New Year holiday, YONHAP reported.
Kazakh National Bank to develop draft monetary policy strategy 2030 NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM «Kazakh National Bank will work out the draft monetary policy strategy until 2030 by the end of the first quarter of 2020,» its Chairman Yerbolat Dossayev told today the Government sitting in Nur-Sultan.
Queen Elizabeth II signs Brexit bill into law LONDON. KAZINFORM The Brexit withdrawal agreement outlining conditions of the United Kingdom’s departure from the European Union drafted by Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s government has become a law after Queen Elizabeth II signed it on Thursday.The British House of Commons’ Deputy Speaker Nigel Evans informed MPs that the bill was officially signed, TASS reported.
Head of State commissions to cut spending on Abai’s 175th anniversary celebration NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM Head of State Kassym-Jomart Tokayev commissioned to cut spending on the celebration of the 175th anniversary of great Kazakh poet and philosopher Abai in the East Kazakhstan region, Kazinform correspondent reports.
President calls to eliminate wage payment gap between local, foreign workers NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM Today, at the Government’s extended session, Head of State Kassym-Jomart Tokayev raised the issue of wage payment gap between local and foreign workers, Kazinform correspondent reports.
China reports 830 confirmed cases of new coronavirus pneumonia BEIJING. KAZINFORM Chinese health authorities announced Friday that 830 confirmed cases of pneumonia caused by the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) had been reported in 29 provincial-level regions in the country by the end of Thursday.
Kazakhstan reports no novel coronavirus cases NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM Deputy chairman of the goods and service quality and safety control committee of the Kazakh Healthcare Ministry Zhandarbek Bekshin told the press conference about the measures taken to prevent the spread of the coronavirus emerging in China.
Kazakhstan Government, AIFC and WEF sign Letter of Intent NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM The Government of Kazakhstan, the Astana International Financial Centre (AIFC) and the World Economic Forum (WEF) within the framework of the WEF 50th Annual Meeting in Davos signed a trilateral letter of intent to launch an Affiliate Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution based in the AIFC. The Affiliate Centre intends to join and collaborate on its platform governmental structures, business and industrial partners from Central Asia for the development of the regulatory partnership for innovative technologies. For the first stage it aims to develop projects in the fields including Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning; the Internet of Things, Robotics and Smart Cities; and Data Policy, the press service of the AIFC informs.
Kazakhstan takes part in Education World Forum in London LONDON. KAZINFORM Kazakhstan’s vision for tackling global challenges in the field of education was recently presented by Vice Minister of Education and Science of Kazakhstan Miras Daulenov at the Education World Forum in London, the world’s largest annual ministerial conference, the press service of the Kazakh Embassy in London informs.
Mongolian Agriculture Minister meets with 1st Vice Minister of Agriculture of Kazakhstan ULAANBAATAR. KAZINFORM - Taking part in the Global Forum for Food and Agriculture 2020 in Berlin, Germany, Minister of Food, Agriculture and Light Industry of Mongolia Ch.Ulaan met with first Vice-Minister of Agriculture of the Republic of Kazakhstan Aidarbek Saparov and other officials, Montsame reports.
Shell invited to invest in Kazakhstan’s geological exploration sector NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM Minister of Ecology, Geology and Natural Resources Magzum Mirzagaliyev met with Olivier Lazare, Country Chair of Shell Kazakhstan, and invited the foreign company to study the opportunities of investing in geological exploration of Caspian Basin, Kazinform correspondent reports.
Coronavirus rapidly spreading, 17 dead, about 550 infected in China BEIJING. KAZINFORM A new coronavirus is rapidly spreading in China, with state-run media reporting Wednesday that 17 people have died and about 550 patients have been infected in the country, up by more than 200 from the previous day, as cases have also been confirmed elsewhere in Asia and the United States.