New study warns of risks from declining oxygen levels in large cities worldwide BEIJING. KAZINFORM - A Chinese research team has recently revealed the emerging risks of declining oxygen levels in large cities around the world, raising concerns over people's health and the potential for sustainable development in major cities, Xinhua reports.
Japan’s COVID-19 vaccinations for under-65s start at hundreds of sites TOKYO. KAZINFORM - Japan's COVID-19 vaccination program for people under the age of 65 went into full swing Monday as companies and universities have joined hands with the government in launching on-site inoculations at hundreds of venues, Kyodo reports.
ANSA: Almost all of Italy now a COVID white zone ROME. KAZINFORM - All of Italy bar the Val d'Aosta is a low-COVID-19 risk white zone as of Monday after Basilicata, Calabria, Campania, Marche, Tuscany, Sicily and the autonomous province of Bolzano were bumped down from moderate-risk yellow thanks to improved contagion data, ANSA reports.
Kazakh ambassador meets with President of Constitutional Court of Portugal LISBON. KAZINFORM – Last week, Ambassador Daulet Batrashev met with João Pedro Barrosa Caupers, President of the Constitutional Court of Portugal. The Kazakh diplomat briefed his interlocutor on the modernization of public and political life and economic reforms in Kazakhstan, Kazinform has learnt from the press service of the Kazakh MFA.
Head of State receives Chairman of Kazakh Agency for Protection and Development of Competition NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM – Head of State Kassym-Jomart Tokayev received Chairman of the Agency for Protection and Development of Competition Serik Zhumangarin, Kazinform has learnt from the Akorda press service.
EBRD provides $60M to Kazakhstan’s Bank CenterCredit NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM - The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is promoting green financing, lending to micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) and women entrepreneurs in Kazakhstan by providing a loan package of US$60 million in Kazakh Tenge equivalent to the country’s leading lender Bank CenterCredit (BCC), ebrd.com reports.
New infections back under 400, virus fight hampered by rising variants, pandemic fatigue SEOUL. KAZINFORM South Korea's new coronavirus cases fell below 400 in about a week on Monday due to fewer tests over the weekend, but rising COVID-19 variant cases, along with pandemic fatigue, are hampering the country's virus battle amid the accelerating vaccinations.
ANSA: Italy imposes 5-day quarantine on arrivals from UK ROME. KAZINFORM Health Minister Roberto Speranza said Friday he had signed a new ordinance introducing a five-day quarantine with an obligation to have a COVID test for all those arriving in Italy from the United Kingdom, effective from Monday.
Public schools in UAE set to welcome back students ABU DHABI. KAZINFORM Emirates Schools Establishment (ESE) announced the reopening of public schools (physical learning) for the next academic year 2021-2022, in line with the country’s efforts towards returning to everyday life and in coordination with the concerned authorities. Precautionary and preventive measures will be highly implemented, considering the safety of the students, teachers and administrators.
Astana’s Omar Fraile wins maiden Spanish Road Race Championship title NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM Omar Fraile continued Astana – Premier Tech’s dominance at the Spanish national championships, claiming the road race title with an impressive performance and a great display of teamwork, with Alex Aranburu rounding out the podium in third place, the team’s official website reads.
Sputnik V protects against all known coronavirus strains, developer says MOSCOW. KAZINFORM Anti-bodies developed after using the Sputnik V vaccine protect against all known coronavirus strains, Head of the vaccine’s developer, the Gamaleya National Center of Epidemiology and Microbiology, Alexander Gintsburg told Rossiya-1 on Sunday.