Belarus, Kazakhstan discuss cooperation prospects MINSK. KAZINFORM – Belarus First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Aleksandr Guryanov met with Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Kazakhstan to Belarus Askar Beisenbayev on 22 September, BelTA learned from the press service of the Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
New virus cases bounce back to over 100 on clusters, untraceable cases in S Korea SEOUL. KAZINFORM - South Korea's daily new coronavirus cases rebounded to over 100 on Wednesday, snapping three consecutive days of a two-digit rise, as sporadic cluster infections, coupled with untraceable cases, continued to pop up across the country, Yonhap reports.
Scientists discover novel anticancer substances searching for COVID-19 medicine MOSCOW. KAZINFORM Members of the Faculty of Chemistry and Pharmacy of the North Caucasus Federal University (NCFU) together with their US colleagues while searching for an active compound to fight the coronavirus (COVID-19) infection have discovered substances which can potentially be used against neuroblastoma.
Rescuers rush to save stranded whales in Tasmania after a third die SYDNEY. KAZINFORM Around a third of the 270 pilot whales stranded on the west coast of the southern Australian state of Tasmania have died, a biologist involved in the rescue said Tuesday, adding that the complicated operation to save the remainder could take days.
U.N. nuclear ban treaty reaches 45 signatories TOKYO. KAZINFORM Malta, a Mediterranean island country, completed the ratification process for a U.N.-adopted nuclear ban treaty Monday, bringing the number of such countries and regions to 45 with a total of 50 required for the pact to enter into force, a nonprofit antinuclear organization said.
Number of coronavirus cases worldwide up by almost 2 mln in one week — WHO GENEVA. KAZINFORM - The number of people who contracted novel coronavirus worldwide increased by almost two million in the week of September 14-20, while the number of deaths grew by 37,700 in the reported period, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday night, TASS reports.
São Paulo to receive 5 mln doses of CoronVac in October BRASILIA. KAZINFORM - The state of São Paulo is expected to receive 5 million doses of the CoronaVac in October. The vaccine is being developed by the Butantan Institute in partnership with China’s pharmaceutical firm Sinovac Biotech. The announcement was made by state Governor João Doria on Facebook on Sunday, Agencia Brasil reports.
New virus cases smallest in over 1-month, virus fight at critical juncture ahead of Chuseok in S Korea SEOUL. KAZINFORM - South Korea's daily new coronavirus cases stayed below 100 for the third consecutive day Tuesday as the country's virus fight is at a critical juncture ahead of the Chuseok holiday, the Korean version of Thanksgiving. Millions are set to travel across the nation next week to celebrate the five-day holiday, Yonhap reports.
Council on Consumer Rights Protection may be established in Kazakhstan NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM – The legislation amends seek to establish an Inter-ministerial Council on Consumer Rights Protection in Kazakhstan, Minister of Trade and Integration of Kazakhstan Bakhyt Sultanov said, Kazinform correspondent reports.
50,000 daily COVID cases by mid-Oct: Top UK scientists LONDON. KAZINFORM - Britain could see 50,000 coronavirus cases a day by mid-October if swift action is not taken, said a stark warning by the UK’s Chief Medical Officer Professor Chris Whitty and Chief Scientific Officer Sir Patrick Vallance at a coronavirus briefing on Monday, Anadolu Agency reports.
Museum memorializing Fukushima nuclear disaster opens in Futaba FUKUSHIA. KAZINFORM - A museum that archives and exhibits items related to the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster opened Sunday in the northeastern Japan town that hosts the stricken power plant, helping to preserve memories and pass on lessons to future generations, Kyodo reports.
Kazakh President addressed High-Level Meeting to commemorate 75th Anniversary of UN NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev addressed the High-Level Meeting to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the United Nations within the anniversary session of the UN General Assembly, the Akorda press service reports.
Russia resumes air service with Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, South Korea MOSCOW. KAZINFORM Russia resumes passenger air service with Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and South Korea and lift the entry ban for these country’s nationals on a reciprocal basis, the government’s press service said on Sunday citing a corresponding government resolution.
EBRD, GCF and CIFs $42.6mln for solar plant in Kazakhstan NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM - The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is organising a new financing for the construction of a 76MWp solar plant in the Karaganda region of Kazakhstan, a leader in the development of renewable energy in Central Asia, with a total installed solar capacity of 216MWp, ebrd.com reports.
Kazakh President to deliver video message at UNGA High-Level Meeting NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM Today, approximately after 8.00 PM Nur-Sultan time, President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev will deliver a video message at the High-Level Meeting to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the United Nations within the anniversary session of the UN General Assembly, the Facebook account of the President’s press secretary, Berik Uali, reads.
Fujifilm ends delayed Avigan clinical test, looks to gov't application TOKYO. KAZINFORM Fujifilm Holdings Corp. said Monday it has completed delayed clinical tests of Avigan, a potential treatment for COVID-19, paving the way for the application of sales and production of the antivirus drug.
Kazakhstan and Romania debate education cooperation BUCHAREST. KAZINFORM Kazakh Ambassador Nurbakh Rustemov met with Education and Science Minister of Romania Monica-Cristina Anisie to debate prospects for deepening cooperation in education and science, the Kazakh MFA’s press service reports.