Seoul postpones reopening schools following spike in club infections SEOUL. KAZINFORM - South Korea on Monday announced plans to reopen schools a week later than scheduled after dozens of infections coming from clubs in the city's multicultural neighborhood of Itaewon triggered concerns over a bigger outbreak, Yonhap informs.
Innovation opens the way for weddings, funerals in the time of coronavirus TOKYO. KAZINFORM - The ingenuity of some Japanese companies is facilitating the celebration of weddings and funerals despite the restrictions imposed due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic through videocall applications, which allow people to say a final goodbye to their loved ones through Zoom or witness couples exchanging wedding vows, all while maintaining a safe distance from each other.
Biosafety Scientific Council to be established in Kazakhstan NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM - At a briefing in the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Deputy Prime Minister Yeraly Tugzhanov said that today the country is taking steps to strengthen the sanitary-epidemiological system, develop scientific research and pharmaceutical production, Kazinform reports citing primeminister.kz.
Archeological findings at Kultobe ancient settlement: Evolution of lighting TURKESTAN. KAZINFORM – The onset of the new season of the archeological excavations 2020 at the Kultobe ancient settlement arranged by Kazakh Scientific and Research Culture Institute LLP with the financial support of Eurasian Resources Group (ERG) has brought some exciting archeological findings, Kazinform reports.
4.8 thousand houses to be built in Zhambyl region NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM - This year Zhambyl region plans to build 542 thousand square meters of housing or 4.8 thousand dwellings at the expense of all sources of financing, Kazinform reports with the reference to the press service of the Ministry of Industry and Infrastructure Development.
Kazakhstan to set up economic rehabilitation state commission NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM «A state commission for economic growth rehabilitation will be established in Kazakhstan,» President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev told the final session of the State Commission for ensuring the state of emergency.
Kazakhstan to gradually lift quarantine restrictions, President NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM «Quarantine regulations will be lifted gradually once the situation is improved in each region,» Head of State Kassym-Jomart Tokayev said at the meeting of the State Commission for ensuring the state of emergency, Kazinform reports citing the Facebook account of the President’s press secretary, Berik Uali.
COVID-19: 40% of Brazilians faced total or partial income loss BRASIL. KAZINFORM - A survey conducted by the National Confederation of Industry (CNI) shows that the loss of purchasing power has affected four of every ten Brazilians since the beginning of the pandemic. Of the total number of respondents, 23 percent completely lost their income and 17 percent faced a reduction in their monthly revenues. Combined, the two groups add up to 40 percent, Agencia Brazil reports.
Japan looks to lift emergency declaration in most prefectures TOKYO. KAZINFORM The government is considering lifting the state of emergency declaration in most Japanese prefectures this month over the coronavirus pandemic, officials said Sunday, although it will keep urging caution in Tokyo and some other areas.
Date for Unified State Exam in Russia remains unchanged as for now, says ministry MOSCOW. KAZINFORM There has been no decision as of yet to once again postpone the Unified State Exam in Russia this year, and the date when it starts remains unchanged as of now - June 8, Deputy Minister of Education Dmitry Glushko told Komsomolskaya Pravda radio on Sunday.