Japanese airlines could see 1 tril. yen revenue fall on virus pandemic TOKYO. KAZINFORM The global coronavirus pandemic could result in a 1 trillion yen ($9.3 billion) fallin combined revenue for the Japanese airline industry in the next 12 months, according to an estimate by a domestic aviation organization.
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.
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.
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.