G20 leaders discuss ‘virtually’ impact of COVID-19 on international trade, investment RIYADH. KAZINFORM - The Group of 20 major economies discussed on Tuesday the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic on international trade and investment and assessed its impacts pursuant to the directive issued by the G20 leaders ’statement, WAM reports.
China begins publishing daily virus update with asymptomatic cases BEIJING. KAZINFORM China on Wednesday began publishing a daily coronavirus update with asymptomatic cases, in response to growing public concern that «silent» carriers may cause another outbreak as more people return to work after lockdowns are relaxed.
UN calls for multilateral Covid-19 response totaling 10 pct. of world GDP UNITED NATIONS. KAZINFORM United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday issued a worldwide call to deal with the socio-economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic with «a large-scale, coordinated and comprehensive multilateral response amounting to at least 10 per cent of global GDP.»
Brazil reports 12.3 million unemployed in February BRASILIA. KAZINFORM - Brazil’s unemployment rate interrupted a streak of two quarters with a sharp decline and went up to 11.6 percent in the quarter ending in February. The unemployed in Brazil add up to 12.3 million people, Agencia Brasil reports.
Japan advises against travel to some 50 nations including U.S., China TOKYO. KAZINFORM Japan on Tuesday raised its travel advisory for some 50 countries including the United States, China and South Korea to level 3, warning against any trips to these areas as the novel coronavirus continues to spread globally.
S. Korea to begin new school year with online classes April 9 amid virus outbreak SEOUL. KAZINFORM South Korea said Tuesday it will begin the new school year on April 9 with online classes for middle and high school senior students following repeated delays due to the novel coronavirus, Yonhap reports.
Mosque in Indian capital becomes COVID-19 hotspot after religious gathering NEW DELHI. KAZINFORM - A mosque in New Delhi has turned out to be the country's latest coronavirus hotspot after 24 people tested positive for the virus and hundreds of others were evacuated and quarantined from the complex, officials said Tuesday.
Italy holds moment of silence to remember its dead ROME. KAZINFORM - Flags flew at half-mast across Italy Tuesday as a minute's silence was observed to mourn the victims of the coronavirus, express support for their families, and voice solidarity with health workers amid the emergency, ANSA reported.
US$2.5 trillion COVID-19 rescue package needed for world’s emerging economies GENEVA. KAZINFORM The economic fallout from COVID-19 is likely to get «much worse» before it gets better for some six billion people living in developing economies, the UN said on Monday, in an appeal for a US$2.5 trillion rescue package to boost their resilience to further hardship.
Russian scientists develop highly accurate test for novel coronavirus MOSCOW. KAZINFORM - The Central Research Institute of Epidemiology of Russia’s sanitary watchdog Rospotrebnadzor has created a highly accurate test to detect the novel coronavirus infection in humans, the governmental agency said on its website on Tuesday, TASS reports.