UAE announces 2,101 new COVID-19 cases, 2,628 recoveries, 10 deaths in last 24 hours ABU DHABI. KAZINFORM - The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) announced that it conducted 198,328 additional COVID-19 tests over the past 24 hours, using state-of-the-art medical testing equipment, WAM reports.
Global economy projected to grow 4.7 pct in 2021: UNCTAD GENEVA. KAZINFORM - The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) on Thursday said it expected the global economy to expand by 4.7 percent this year, but warned that pre-existing conditions have worsened which could dampen the outlook, Xinhua reports.
Slovak Government approves extension of state of emergency by 40 more days BRATISLAVA. KAZINFORM - The Government on Wednesday decided to extend the state of emergency in Slovakia by 40 more days in reaction to the effects of the pandemic in the country, Vice-premier Veronika Remisova (For the People) told TASR on the same day, adding that the extension was approved by consensus, TASR reports.
Heads of foreign diplomatic missions visit N. Nazarbayev Center for the Development of Interfaith and Inter-civilization Dialogue NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM - Today, March 17, the Chairman of the Board of the N. Nazarbayev Center for the Development of Interfaith and Inter-civilization Dialogue Bulat Sarsenbayev met with the heads of foreign diplomatic missions of Austria, Egypt, Iraq, Iran, Lebanon, Latvia, Pakistan, Turkey and other countries, Kazinform has learnt from the Center’s press service.
Kazakhstan, China eye bilateral inter-parliamentary cooperation NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM – Majilis Speaker Nurlan Nigmatulin spoke via videoconference with Li Zhanshu, Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress of the People’s Republic of China at the initiative of the Chinese side, Kazinform has learnt from the press service of the lower chamber of the Kazakh Parliament.
European Commission says has no doubts in quality of Sputnik V vaccine BRUSSELS. KAZINFORM The Russian-made Sputnik V vaccine «is, of course, a very good vaccine» and it is on the list of candidates for use in the EU, European Commissioner for Internal Market Thierry Breton said Wednesday, answering a question on shortage of vaccines in Europe.
Brazil regulator urges use of Covidshield jab to continue BRASILIA. KAZINFORM - Brazil’s national sanitary regulator Anvisa has recommended the use of vaccine Covishield in Brazilians to continue. The inoculation is developed by AstraZeneca in partnership with Oxford University. In an updated statement on the monitoring of adverse events linked to the use of the vaccine, Anvisa concludes that «the data do not indicate any change in the benefit–risk balance of the vaccine,»Agencia Brasil reports.
WHO reports over 120 million cases of COVID-19 cases worldwide GENEVA. KAZINFORM - More than 406,000 new cases of novel coronavirus have been confirmed globally in the past 24 hours, pushing a total number of infections to 120.38 million, the World Health Organization (WHO) said in its daily bulletin, TASS reports.
New infections in 400s for 2nd day in S. Korea, upturn in virus curve worrisome SEOUL. KAZINFORM - South Korea's daily new coronavirus cases remained in the 400s for a second straight day Thursday as cluster infections and untraceable cases continued to rise, raising concerns that the country may be on the verge of another resurgence in virus cases, Yonhap reports.