UAE Press: Covid-19 vigilance remains top priority ABU DHABI. KAZINFORM Two months ago, during the festival of Eid Al Fitr, the UAE had issued comprehensive guidelines for people to avoid large gatherings. In normal times – that is, when a pandemic is not raging – loved ones meet and, as is the norm, celebrate together. Like Eid Al Fitr, next week's Eid Al Adha, is also much anticipated and usually planned for in advance among family and friends.
New virus infections stay in 1,400s for 2nd day on fewer tests SEOUL. KAZINFORM South Korea's daily new coronavirus cases remained in the mid-1,400s for the second day in a row Sunday on fewer tests over the weekend amid concerns about increased cases in non-capital areas, the imminent summer holiday season and the prevalence of the delta variant from India.
China Focus: Scientists rule out man-made origin of COVID-19 BEIJING. KAZINFORM The SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, can only be the product of multi-step natural selection; hence, SARS-CoV-2 is unlikely to have had evolved in a market in a big city and even less likely to have been created in a laboratory, says a scientific article published Friday.
France to tighten rules of entry for travelers from several EU countries PARIS. KAZINFORM France will oblige unvaccinated travelers arriving from a number of European countries to provide a certificate with a negative PCR test for coronavirus, made no earlier than 24 hours before entering French territory, the country’s government announced on Saturday.
2 regions of Kazakhstan move to COVID-19 ‘yellow zone’ NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM The cities of Nur-Sultan, Almaty and Shymkent as well as Akmola, Aktobe, Atyrau, West Kazakhstan, Karaganda, Kostanay, Kyzylorda, Mangistau, Pavlodar and North Kazakhstan regions remain in the high COVID-19 risk ‘red zone’.
Kazakh President condoles over death of Khansha Raissova NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM Head of State Kassym-Jomart Tokayev sent a telegram of condolences to the family of aitysker, outstanding worker of culture, repeat winner of republican contest of akyns, honorary resident of Almaty region Khansha Raissova, the Facebook account of the President’s press secretary reads.