Vitamin D deficiency may raise risk of getting COVID-19: study CHICAGO. KAZINFORM In a retrospective study of patients tested for COVID-19, researchers at the University of Chicago (UChicago) Medicine found an association between vitamin D deficiency and the likelihood of becoming infected with the coronavirus.
Olympics: IOC set to hold «important» talks on coronavirus measures TOKYO. KAZINFORM The International Olympic Committee is set to hold «important discussions» on coronavirus countermeasures in the coming weeks, but it is still too early to say what steps will be taken at the postponed Tokyo Games, IOC President Thomas Bach said Wednesday.
Brazil’s official inflation 0.24% in August BRASILIA. KAZINFORM - Brazil’s official inflation, as gauged by the National Broad Consumer Price Index (IPCA), stood at 0.24 percent in August this year. The result in below July’s 0.36 percent, but is the highest value for the month of August since 2016, Agencia Brasil reports.
Kazakh FM holds talks with Kyrgyz, Indian counterparts MOSCOW. KAZINFORM – Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan Mukhtar Tileuberdi has held talks with his counterparts from the Kyrgyz Republic and the Republic of India on the sidelines of the meeting of the SCO Council of Foreign Ministers, Kazinform has learnt from the press service of the Kazakh MFA.
Almaty rgn allocates over KZT7bn to face possible second wave of COVID-19 TALDYKORGAN. KAZINFORM – Additional funds to the tune of 7.3 billion tenge have been allocated from the regional budget in Almaty region as part of the region’s efforts to prepare for the possible second wave of the COVID-19 infection, Kazinform correspondent reports.
Head of State visits Milkh enterprise in Kostanay rgn KOSTANAY. KAZINFORM – As part of his working visit to Kostanay region, Head of State Kassym-Jomart Tokayev has inspected the production lines of Milkh LLP specializing in production of ice creams and sour milk products, Kazinform cites Akorda.kz.
Bad day for Astana riders in Tour de France Stage 11 NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM - The 11th stage of the Tour de France brought the peloton from the Atlantic coast (Châtelaillon-Plage) to Poitiers, the riders covered 167.5 km. It was a day for sprinters and, finally, a massive sprint has decided the stage winner: the Australian Caleb Ewan outsprinted the Green Jersey Sam Bennett, Kazinform has learnt from the club’s press service.
Astana passed Tour de France Stage 10 without troubles NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM - After a rest day, the Tour de France has resumed today with the tenth stage in Charente-Maritime department (Île d’Oléron – Île de Ré, 168.5 km). It was a very fast and tricky stage with many crashes in the peloton and a few sectors with a cross wind, Kazinform has learnt from the club’s press service.
Nearly 80% of LDP lawmakers back Suga in post-Abe leadership race TOKYO. KAZINFORM - Nearly four in five lawmakers belonging to the Liberal Democratic Party plan to vote for Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga in its presidential election next week, a Kyodo News survey found Wednesday, keeping him in pole position to succeed Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Kyodo News reports.