Year-end Japan train bookings up 81% as COVID concern eases TOKYO. KAZINFORM - Reservations for bullet and express train services during the year-end and New Year holiday soared 81 percent from a year earlier, Japan Railway operators said Tuesday, signaling easing public concerns about the coronavirus pandemic, Kyodo reports.
Health Ministry: Booster shots to be available in Slovakia after three months BRATISLAVA. KAZINFORM - It will be possible to administer a booster shot of COVID-19 vaccine in Slovakia after three months, according to an update to the guidelines for the administration of an additional third dose of mRNA vaccine, TASR learnt from spokeswoman for the Health Ministry Zuzana Eliasova.
Lessons of independent development of Kazakhstan discussed in Ethiopia ADDIS ABABA. KAZINFORM - A round table dedicated to the 30th anniversary of Kazakhstan's independence and the role of the First President-Elbasy Nursultan Nazarbayev in the formation and development of the country was held at the Embassy of Kazakhstan. The event was attended by representatives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, research and educational centers, public figures, and journalists of the Ethiopian media, Kazinform has learnt from the press service of the Kazakh MFA.
Kazakhstani journalists honored with prestigious state awards NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM – A number of Kazakhstani journalists who contributed to the development of domestic television were honored with state awards on the eve of the 30th anniversary of Kazakhstan’s Independence, Kazinform has learnt from President’s Press Secretary Berik Uali.
Russia records fewer than 29,000 COVID-19 cases for first time in more than month MOSCOW. KAZINFORM - Russia’s COVID-19 cases surged by 28,343 in the last 24 hours to 10,074,797, the anti-coronavirus crisis center said on Tuesday, noting that it was the first time in more than a month when the daily caseload hit fewer than 29,000, TASS reports.
Senators’ Council convenes on the eve of 30 years of Kazakhstan’s Independence NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM – A meeting of the Senators’ Council dated to the 30th anniversary of Kazakhstan’s Independence was chaired by Senate Speaker Maulen Ashimbayev, Kazinform has learnt from the chamber’s press service.
President Tokayev addresses event on occasion of 20th anniv of MSU Kazakh branch NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM – Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev sent his greetings to the participants of the solemn gathering dedicated to 20 years since foundation of the Kazakh branch of the Lomonosov Moscow State University, Kazinform correspondent reports.
Elbasy congratulates team of MSU Kazakh branch on 20 years since foundation NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM – First President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev offered his congratulations to the Kazakh branch of the Lomonosov Moscow State University on the occasion of 20 years since its establishment, Kazinform correspondent reports.
Roundtable meeting dedicated to 30th anniversary of Kazakhstan's independence held in Muscat MUSCAT. KAZINFORM - Roundtable meeting dedicated to the 30th anniversary of independence of Kazakhstan and the Day of the First President of the Republic held in Muscat. The event attended by Omani experts and representatives of academic circles and media, including Captain Mohammed Ahmed, CEO of Salam Air, Ali Khalfan al-Hasani, editor-in-chief of AsdaaOman, Kazinform cites the Kazakh MFA.
S. Korea: New COVID-19 cases below 6,000 for 2nd day; critical cases and deaths at record highs SEOUL. KAZINFORM - South Korea's new coronavirus cases stayed below 6,000 for the second straight day Tuesday, but critical cases and deaths hit record highs amid concerns over the spread of the new omicron variant, Yonhap reports.
Hungary issues postage stamp dedicated to 30th anniversary of Kazakhstan's independence BUDAPEST. KAZINFORM – The Kazakh Embassy with the Hungarian post service and support by the Honorary Consulate, issued an anniversary postage stamp in honor of the 30th anniversary of the independence of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Kazinform cites the website of the Kazakh MFA.
Coronavirus cases in U.S. surpass 50 million: university tally WASHINGTON. KAZINFORM The United States on Monday surpassed 50 million reported coronavirus cases, underscoring the country's struggle against the pandemic despite the continuing rollout of vaccines, a tally by Johns Hopkins University showed.
A new transport agenda to carry Asia and the Pacific towards sustainable development BANGKOK. KAZINFORM - Transport ministers from across Asia and the Pacific are meeting this week to consider a potentially transformational agenda for how people and goods are moved around the region and across the globe, Kazinform reports.
Alatau Atkinson’s carol premieres in UK with Kazakh musicians’ participation CREWKERNE. KAZINFORM A Christmas carol by Alatau Tamchiboulak Atkinson who was born in the Kazakh steppe in the middle of the 19th century premiered at St Bartholomew’s Church in Somerset with the participation of a Kazakh folk duet Qos Arna.