Israeli scientists find method to predict success of cancer treatments JERUSALEM. KAZINFORM - Israeli scientists identified new markers that can help predict which cancer patients have a better chance of a positive response to immunotherapy treatments, Weizmann Institute of Science (WIS) in central Israel reported Tuesday, Xinhua reports.
Kazakhstan, Serbia agree to step up cooperation in education BELGRADE. KAZINFORM – Ambassador of Kazakhstan to Serbia Gabit Syzdykbekov held talks with Minister of Education, Science and Technological Development of Serbia Mladen Šarčević, Kazinform has learnt from the press service of the Kazakh MFA.
Alarmed by cluster of 20 new virus cases, S. Korea struggles to contain further spread SEOUL. KAZINFORM South Korea confirmed 20 more cases of the novel coronavirus Wednesday, bringing the total number of infections here to 51, with most new patients traced to church services, stoking concerns that the country may identify more virus patients despite tighter quarantine measures.
S. Korea seeks entry ban on foreigners to be released from quarantined cruise ship in Japan SEOUL. KAZINFORM South Korea will bar foreigners to be released from a quarantined cruise ship off Japan from entering the country, a senior Seoul official said Wednesday, as Japanese authorities are scheduled to end the vessel's quarantine over the coronavirus.
Virus-hit Diamond Princess passengers start disembarking in Yokohama TOKYO. KAZINFORM Passengers on the coronavirus-hit cruise ship Diamond Princess started disembarking Wednesday in Yokohama after a two-week quarantine period that raised questions about the Japanese government's response to the outbreak.
Antimalarial drug confirmed effective on COVID-19 BEIJING. KAZINFORM - Chinese experts, based on the result of clinical trials, have confirmed that Chloroquine Phosphate, an antimalarial drug, has a certain curative effect on the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), a Chinese official said here Monday, Xinhua reports.
Coronavirus infections now at 31, S. Korea dealing with more unlinked virus cases SEOUL. KAZINFORM - South Korea's public health authorities warned Tuesday that the country should prepare for more coronavirus infections not linked to known clusters as its latest confirmed cases are believed to be without links to other existing cases or to China and overseas countries, Yonhap reports.
1,150th anniversary of Al-Farabi celebrated in India NEW DELHI. KAZINFORM On February 17, 2020 on the occasion of the 1,150th anniversary of outstanding thinker of the East Abu Nasr al-Farabi the Jawaharlal Nehru University hosted a meeting in New Delhi supported by the Embassy of Kazakhstan in India, the press service of the Kazakh Embassy in New Delhi informs.
Airlines refuse to take passengers from cruise ship in Cambodia PHNOM PENH. KAZINFORM Passengers and crew of a luxury cruise ship that had been turned away from at least five ports in Asia over coronavirus fears are now stranded in Cambodia after all airlines have refused to carry them, according to government sources, Kyodo reported.
Global Women’s Forum Dubai hosts Google Trends News Initiative session DUBAI. KAZINFORM The Global Women’s Forum Dubai hosted Google News Initiative Teaching Fellow, Samya Ayish, who shared insights on what people are searching for on Google and the impact this has on journalism during a breakout session which took place at the Society Hub.
Tokyo Marathon to restrict entry to elite athletes due to coronavirus TOKYO. KAZINFORM Organizers of the Tokyo Marathon said Monday they will allow only some 200 elite athletes, including wheelchair racers, to take part in the upcoming pre-Olympic event, as Japan steps up efforts to contain the coronavirus outbreak.