ANSA: Longer period between Pfizer doses is not problematic – CSS ROME. KAZINFORM - A senior Italian health official said Wednesday that increasing the time between the first and second doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine from three weeks to up to six is not problematic after an official from the pharmaceutical company suggested it was best to stick to span of 21 days, ANSA reports.
EAEU leaders to discuss natural gas market, removal of trade barriers on May 21 MOSCOW. KAZINFORM – The heads of state of the Eurasian Economic Union will meet for an online session of the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council on 21 May to discuss the formation of the common market of natural gas and the removal of trade barriers, BelTA learned from Chairman of the Board of the Eurasian Economic Commission Mikhail Myasnikovich on 12 May.
Pfizer vaccine effective against COVID-19 variants in Japan: study TOKYO. KAZINFORM - Around 90 percent of those who received the vaccine developed by U.S. pharmaceutical giant Pfizer Inc. were found to have antibodies against the various COVID-19 variants detected in Japan, a university study showed Wednesday, Kyodo reports.
Kazakh Ambassador presents credentials to President of European Commission BRUSSELS. KAZINFORM - Ambassador of the Republic of Kazakhstan to the Kingdom of Belgium, Head of the Mission to the European Union Margulan Baimukhan presented his credentials to the President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen, Kazinform has learnt from the press service of the Kazakh MFA.
Slovakia suspends inoculation with AstraZeneca vaccine BRATISLAVA. KAZINFORM - Slovakia has suspended vaccination with the AstraZeneca vaccine, TASR was told on Tuesday by Health Ministry spokeswoman Zuzana Eliasova, who added that the decision will concern those who were about to receive their first shot.
President Tokayev had telephone conversation with Japanese Prime Minister NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM - Taking into account the first contact between the leaders of the two countries, Kassym-Jomart Tokayev personally congratulated Yoshihide Suga on his election as Prime Minister of Japan and wished him success in his responsible activities, Kazinform has learnt from the Akorda press service.
Kyrgyzstan to purchase Sinopharm coronavirus vaccine for $20 mln BISHKEK. KAZINFORM - A Chinese vaccine against COVID-19 will be purchased with the funds from the World Bank, Minister of Health and Social Development of Kyrgyzstan Alymkadyr Beishenaliev said on the air of the Birinchi Radio, Kabar reports.
India sees new record high of more than 4,200 COVID-19 fatalities over 24 hours NEW DELHI. KAZINFORM - India has documented 348,421 new coronavirus infections over the past 24 hours, the total number of infections since the beginning of the epidemic in the country has reached 23,340,938. According to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, the number of fatalities caused by this infection has increased by 4,205 over the past 24 hours, bringing the total count to 254,197, TASS reports.
Pharmaceutical manufacturing up 26.2% in Kazakhstan in 4 months NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM – Pharmaceutical manufacturing has increased by 26.2% in Kazakhstan in the first four month of 2021, Beibut Atamkulov, Kazakh Industry and Infrastructure Development Minister, said, Kazinform correspondent reports.
Kazakhstan produced more than 1.5 mln tons of petroleum NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM «For the past January-April Kazakhstan produced more than 4.1 mln tons of oil products that is 105,4% to the plan, including 1.5 tons of petroleum, the plan is 105% complete,» Kazakh Energy Minister Nurlan Nogayev said at today’s Government.
‘Unacceptably high plateau’: WHO head claims as global COVID cases drop to 630,000 per day MOSCOW. KAZINFORM The number of worldwide COVID-19 cases has exceeded 159 million on Tuesday. Meanwhile, the case growth ratio has decreased compared to the last week by 30%, down to 630,000 new cases registered daily.
3 Kazakhstani tennis players advance to Zagreb Open men’s doubles quarterfinal NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM - Dmitry Popko of Kazakhstan and Alejandro Tabilo of Chile are to oppose the Kazakhstani duo Andrei Golubyev/Alexander Nedovyesov in the Zagreb Open men’s doubles quarterfinal held in Croatia, Kazinform correspondent reports.
‘Turkestan’ by Bobby Jones and Jack Stern discovered at the US Congress Library archives NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM ‘Turkestan’, the Broadway song hit in 1919, was discovered at the US Congress Library archives as a result of the Farab Library scientific research, the Instagram account of the Elbasy’s press service reads.
COVID-19: Nur-sultan and Almaty remain in ‘red zone’ NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM Nur-sultan and Almaty cities as well as Akmola, West Kazakhstan, Karaganda, Pavlodar regions remain in the high COVID-19 risk ‘red zone’, the Telegram Channel of the Interdepartmental Commission for preventing coronavirus spread reads.
Istanbul Photo Awards 2021 winners announced ANKARA. KAZINFORM Bangladeshi Mohammed Shajahan's photo titled «Mom Love» won the Photo of the Year Award in the Istanbul Photo Awards, the seventh edition of the annual international photography contest held by Anadolu Agency to support photojournalists.