State of emergency declared in capital and some rgns of Kyrgyzstan BISHKEK. KAZINFORM - President of Kyrgyzstan Sooronbay Jeenbekov met with Speaker of the Parliament Dastanbek Dzhumabekov, Prime Minister Mukhammedkalyi Abylgaziev and Chairman of the Supreme Court Gulbara Kaliyeva, Kazinform refers to Kabar.
Three more Russian planes arrive in Italy to help fight COVID-19 PRATICA DI MARE. KAZINFORM - Three more Il-76 planes of the Russian Aerospace Forces, carrying Russian military specialists and equipment who will help to tackle the novel coronavirus outbreak in the country, landed Italy’s Pratica di Mare airbase some 30 km southwest of Rome.
PM Abe says Tokyo Olympics cannot be held under current circumstances TOKYO. KAZINFORM - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Monday this summer's Tokyo Olympics cannot be held under current circumstances due to the new coronavirus pandemic, suggesting for the first time that the games may have to be postponed, Kyodo News reports.
Shopping and entertainment centers will operate in all cities except for Nur-Sultan and Almaty, Abayev NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM - At a press conference on the current situation of coronavirus infection in Kazakhstan the Minister of Information and Social Development Dauren Abayev informed about the operation of shopping and entertainment centers during the state of emergency, Kazinform correspondent reports.
CIS Interparliamentary Assembly cancels spring session due to coronavirus pandemic ST. PETERSBURG. KAZINFORM - The Interparliamentary Assembly of the Commonwealth of Independent States has cancelled the international events scheduled for April 2020, including the IPA CIS Council meeting, the 51st IPA CIS plenary meeting and the IPA CIS solemn meeting dedicated to the 75th anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War of 1941– 1945, Kazinform reported with the reference to the press service of the IPA.
COVID-19: UN chief calls for global ceasefire to focus on ‘the true fight of our lives’ NEW YORK. KAZINFORM - In an appeal issued on Monday, UN Secretary-General António Guterres urged warring parties across the world to lay down their weapons in support of the bigger battle against COVID-19: the common enemy that is now threatening all of humankind.