Death toll of COVID-19 rises to 2,378 in Iran TEHRAN. KAZINFORM Head of Iran's Health Ministry Public Relations Office Kianoush Jahanpour said on Friday that 11,133 people out of a total of 32,332 infected by the coronavirus have survived it while 2,378 have unfortunately succumbed to the deadly virus, IRNA reports.
Kazakhstan ratified Additional Protocol to UPU Constitution NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM Head of State Kassym-Jomart Tokayev has signed the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan «On ratification of the Ninth Additional Protocol to the Constitution of the Universal Postal Union,» Kazinform learnt from the Akorda press service.
World athletics c'ships dates flexible, possibly in 2022: Coe TOKYO. KAZINFORM World Athletics President Sebastian Coe said Friday the schedule of the next athletics world championships, slated for August 2021 in Oregon, will be determined flexibly in consideration of the postponement of this summer's Olympic Games for about a year amid the coronavirus pandemic.
US scientists’ findings indicate vaccine against COVID-19 may be created — analysts WASHINGTON. KAZINFORM US specialists’ latest findings indicate that an effective vaccine against the novel coronavirus-related disease can be created, the chairman and executive director of the Russian-American Institute of Medicine in Boston, Massachusetts, Eugene Vaninov, told TASS on Thursday.
76 Kazakhstanis stranded in India NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM «As you know the number of coronavirus cases keeps on growing. Kazakhstan has confirmed 125 coronavirus cases. Unfortunately, the first cases were detected in Atyrau and Pavlodar regions,» Kazakh Information and Social Development Minister Dauren Abayev told an online briefing at Khabar 27 TV Channel.
Uzbekistan stops interregional traffic for all types of transport TASHKENT. KAZINFORM Interregional traffic for all types of vehicles (cars, buses, air and railway transport) has been stopped in Uzbekistan from 10.00 a.m. on March 27, the press service of the republic's Foreign Ministry said on Friday, Kabar reports.
S. Korea again urges social distancing, strict self-isolation amid steady rise in virus cases SEOUL. KAZINFORM South Korea once again urged people to stay home, avoid mass gatherings over the weekend and comply with self-isolation rules if they returned from abroad, as COVID-19 clusters continued to emerge amid a rise in imported coronavirus cases, Yonhap reports.
Astana Opera to celebrate World Theatre Day online NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM The performances changed their location and went online: on March 27, on the World Theatre Day, the Astana Opera will show Puccini’s famous opera Turandot at TENGRINEWS TV. Furthermore, performances of the Astana Opera’s artists on a YouTube platform, organized by the Ministry of Culture and Sports of the Republic of Kazakhstan as part of the #Bizbirgemiz project, are planned in the near future, Astana Opera informs on its website.
Russia fully halts international flights amid coronavirus MOSCOW. KAZINFORM - Russia has fully suspended regular and charter international flights since Friday and airlines will only perform flights to bring Russians back home, according to a decision announced by the board of the government’s coordination council.
U.S. jobless claims surge to record 3.3 mln last week amid COVID-19 fallout WASHINGTON. KAZINFORM The number of initial jobless claims in the United States surged by 3 million to reach 3.3 million last week as COVID-19 devastates the economy, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on Thursday.
G20 to inject $5 trillion into global economy to fight coronavirus consequences MOSCOW. KAZINFORM The Group of Twenty (G20) will invest over $5 trillion into the global economy to overcome financial consequences of the coronavirus pandemic, leaders of G20 member-states say in a joint statement after the extraordinary summit.
G-20 leaders vow to take every measure against virus, ensure cross-border flow of essential items SEOUL. KAZINFORM The leaders of the Group of 20 (G-20) major economies pledged Thursday to make every effort to ride out the COVID-19 crisis, saying they will ensure the cross-border flow of key response materials, including medical supplies and agricultural products.
China suspends entry by foreign nationals BEIJING. KAZINFORM - China has decided to temporarily suspend the entry into China by foreign nationals holding valid visas or residence permits because of the rapid global spread of COVID-19, according to an announcement by the Foreign Ministry and the National Immigration Administration on Thursday.
EEC bans exporting of personal protective equipment to combat COVID-19 NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM - EEC Board has made a decision to impose a temporary ban on exporting personal protective equipment, disinfectants, medical products from the customs territory of the Eurasian Economic Union amid the spread of COVID-19, Kazinform correspondent reports with the reference to the press service of the Eurasian Economic Commission.