99 countries, territories restricting entry from S. Korea over coronavirus concerns SEOUL. KAZINFORM - A total of 99 countries and territories are imposing entry restrictions or tougher quarantine procedures on people from South Korea on Thursday, amid fears about the new coronavirus outbreaks, Yonhap reports.
Elbasy condoles with UN upon death of Javier Perez de Cuellar NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM First President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev has sent a telegram of condolences to the UN Secretary General António Guterres upon the death of the Organization’s ex-Secretary General Javier Perez de Cuellar, Kazinform learnt from Elbasy.kz.
Astana Pro Team withdraws from racing until March 20 NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM - For a period of 15 days, Astana Pro Team will withdraw from races due to the COVID-19 virus. Starting from today, the team won’t participate in any competition until March 20th. This decision has been made after careful consideration of the team’s management and its doctors, Kazinform has learnt from the club’s press service.
Kazakhstan closes Kuryk, Aktau ports for car ferries from Iran and Azerbaijan NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM By a decision taken by an interdepartmental commission on March 5, Kazakhstan will close Aktau and Kuryk ports for the car ferries arriving from Iran and Azerbaijan, Kazinform quotes Vice Minister of Industry and Infrastructure Development Berik Kamaliyev as saying.
IMF to provide 50-bln-USD emergency financing to help address COVID-19 WASHINGTON. KAZINFORM The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is making available about 50 billion U.S. dollars through its rapid-disbursing emergency financing facilities for low-income and emerging market countries in light of the COVID-19 outbreak, the multilateral lender announced Wednesday, Xinhua reports.
Kazakhstan suspends imports of some fruits from China NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM Starting from March 2, 2020, the Agro-industrial complex state inspection committee of the Kazakh Agriculture Ministry imposes temporary restrictions on import of stone fruit crops, pome fruits and citrus fruit crops from China, the Ministry’s press service reports.
Kazakh Ambassador met with State Secretary of Foreign Affairs Ministry of Sweden NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM - Ambassador of Kazakhstan Kairat Abdrakhmanov met with the State Secretary of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Sweden Robert Rydberg, Kazinform refers to the website of the Kazakh Ministry for Foreign Affairs.
New vice Minister of Ecology, Geology and Natural Resources named NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM - By the Decree of the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Serikkali Brekeshev was appointed to the post of Vice Minister of Ecology, Geology and Natural Resources of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Kazinform refers to the press service of the Prime Minister.
Ecology Ministry working out issue on returning Kok-Zhailau as part of Ile-Alatau National Park ALMATY. KAZINFORM – Returning of the Kok-Zhailau mountain area as a part of the Ile-Alatau National Park will be carried out in accordance with an applicable law, this has been reported by the Ministry of Ecology, Geology and Natural Resources of Kazakhstan via Telegram channel.
Kazakhstan prepares to negotiate accession to Government Procurement Agreement GENEVA. KAZINFORM Kazakhstan informed the Committee on Government Procurement at its meeting held at the close of February of the progress it has made to initiate negotiations to join the WTO plurilateral Government Procurement Agreement (GPA).