Four military servicemen injured in explosion at testing ground in Siberia NOVOSIBIRSK. KAZINFORM Four military servicemen have been injured in an artillery shell explosion in the Novosibirsk Region due to the gross violation of safety rules, the press service of the Central Military District informed TASS on Tuesday.
Spotlight: U.S. COVID-19 cases over 2.1 mln as new hotspots emerge amid economy reopening WASHINGTON. KAZINFORM U.S. COVID-19 cases topped 2.1 million with over 116,000 fatalities on Monday as new hotspots emerged in many states where restrictions in place to curb the spread of the virus continue to ease amid an economic reopening.
Information Minister speaks about introducing compulsory vaccination in Kazakhstan NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM - During an online meeting with experts and members of the public, the Minister of Information and Public Development of the Republic of Kazakhstan Aida Balayeva announced the need to discuss the introduction of compulsory vaccination in Kazakhstan, Kazinform correspondent reports.
Turkestan rgn exports up to 6,500 tons of watermelons SHARDARA. KAZINFORM Shardara farmers of Turkestan region exported up to 6,500 tons of watermelons to the cities of Kazakhstan and CIS. Farmers sell watermelons at a price of KZT 80-95 tenge, Kazinform refers to the regional communications service.
N. Korea blows up joint liaison office in Kaesong SEOUL. KAZINFORM - North Korea blew up the inter-Korean joint liaison office in its border town of Kaesong on Tuesday, sharply escalating tensions on the Korean Peninsula after near-daily threats to punish Seoul over anti-Pyongyang propaganda leaflets, Yonhap reports.
Ecology Minister self-isolates after contact with coronavirus-infected Health Minister NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM - The Minister of Ecology, Geology and Natural Resources of the Republic of Kazakhstan Magzum Mirzagaliyev is among a growing number of people who have self-isolated after coming into contact with the health minister Yelzhan Birtanov before he tested positive for coronavirus, Kazinform correspondent reports referring to the press service of the ministry.
Abu Dhabi movement ban extended by one week, starting today ABU DHABI. KAZINFORM - Abu Dhabi Emergency, Crisis and Disaster Committee for the Covid-19 Pandemic, in collaboration with Abu Dhabi Police and Department of Health - Abu Dhabi, have announced that the Abu Dhabi movement ban is to be extended by one week, starting today, WAM reports.
S. Korea: New virus cases worrisome, steady rise continuing in greater Seoul SEOUL. KAZINFORM - South Korea's new virus cases stayed below 40 for the third consecutive day Tuesday, but cluster infections in the densely populous metropolitan area have shown no clear signs of a slowdown and imported cases were also on a steady rise, Yonhap reports.
Global COVID-19 cases top 8 mln – Johns Hopkins University NEW YORK. KAZINFORM - Global confirmed COVID-19 cases topped 8 million on Monday, reaching 8,003,021 as of 6:43 p.m. (2243 GMT), according to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University, Xinhua reports.
Occasional showers predicted for some parts of Kazakhstan NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM – Inclement weather accompanied by occasional showers with thunderstorms is set to persist in the northeast, east and southeast of Kazakhstan on Tuesday, Kazinform has learnt from Kazhydromet. Most regions of Kazakhstan will enjoy weather without precipitation.