People with blood type A (II) most susceptible to coronavirus infection - research BEIJING. KAZINFORM People with blood type A (II) are the most susceptible to the COVID-19 coronavirus infection, while people with blood type O (I) are the least susceptible, says research by a group of Chinese scientists, published at medRxiv website, TASS reports.
Olympics: Early torch relay ceremonies to be held without spectators TOKYO. KAZINFORM The end-of-day ceremony of the Japan leg of the Olympic torch relay will be held without spectators throughout the relay's first days to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus, Tokyo Games organizing committee CEO Toshiro Muto said Tuesday.
Almost 14,000 new coronavirus cases registered worldwide in past day MOSCOW. KAZINFORM The World Health Organization (WHO) has registered a total of 13,903 newly confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus worldwide and 862 deaths in the past 24 hours, the organization said in a report published on its website on Monday night.
Up to 70% of employees of governmental and quasi-public entities should switch to remote working mode – Tokayev NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM Up to 70% of the employees of the governmental and quasi-public entities should switch to remote working mode, except for the critical infrastructure facilities, security, law and order structures and some mass media, Kazinform reports.
UNESCO Prize for Girls’ and Women’s Education 2020 accepting nominations ALMATY. KAZINFORM UNESCO launched the call for nominations for the 2020 UNESCO Prize for Girls’ and Women’s Education. The Prize awards US$ 50,000 annually to two laureates making outstanding efforts in favour of girls’ and women’s education.
Kazakh capital toughens disinfection to fight coronavirus NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM Kazakh capital stepped up cleansing and disinfection measures at the airport, railway stations, social facilities, markets, shopping malls and place of mass gathering to prevent the spread of the coronavirus infection, the city administration’s press service reports.
EAEU to launch joint measures to fight coronavirus spread NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM The Council of the European Economic Commission took a decision to slash to zero or run down the duties on some medical goods used for prevention and fight with the coronavirus spread, Kazinform reports citing the EEC press service.
Germany's Bavaria declares emergency situation effective on Tuesday BERLIN. KAZINFORM Germany's Bavaria declared an emergency situation which will take effect from Tuesday, closing down leisure facilities such as swimming pools, bars, clubs or cinemas, Minister President of Bavaria Markus Soeder announced on Monday, Xinhua reported.
Kazakh nationals arriving from China and S Korea to be placed on home quarantine NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM The decree of the Chief Sanitary Doctor of Kazakhstan «On introduction of additional measures to prevent coronavirus infection spread in the Republic of Kazakhstan,» entered into force today, Kazinform reports.
MEGA malls to be closed across Kazakhstan ALMATY. KAZINFORM - All shopping and entertainment centers of MEGA retail network will be closed due to the spread of coronavirus infection in Kazakhstan, said Seitzhan Yessmagambetov, general director of MEGA shopping centers network, Kazinform correspondent reports.
Certain categories of SMEs to receive tax incentives - Minister Dalenov NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM Cabinet is planning to provide tax incentives for certain groups of small and medium enterprises, Kazinform quotes Minister of National Economy Ruslan Dalenov as saying at the Government’s online session today.
400bn tenge to be additionally spent on Economy of Simple Things programme NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM As much as 300bn tenge will be spent on support of business, and 400bn tenge will be allocated for the implementation of Economy of Simple Things programme, Kazinform quotes Minister of National Economy Ruslan Dalenov as saying at the Government’s online meeting today.
Macron to France: We're at war, EU borders to be closed, lockdown ordered PARIS. KAZINFORM - French President Emmanuel Macron delivered a televised national address Monday evening in which he told his countrymen that «we're at war ... a health war,» saying that the European Union is closing its borders and ordering a general lockdown in France to halt the spread of the coronavirus.
Russia imposes entry ban for foreigners from March 18 to May 1 over coronavirus risks MOSCOW. KAZINFORM - Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin has signed a government resolution imposing a temporary entry ban for foreign nationals and persons without nationality for a period from March 18 until May 1 as a measure to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus, as follows from the document posed on the government’s website on Monday.