WHO says no data available yet on how new coronavirus strain influences mortality MOSCOW. KAZINFORM The World Health Organization has no information at its disposal yet on how the novel coronavirus strain influences mortality rates, WHO representative to Russia, Melita Vujnovic, said on the round-the-clock television news channel Rossiya-24.
Kazakh Health Ministry and UNFPA launch website to provide reproductive health information NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM Kazakhstan’s Ministry of Health and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in Kazakhstan have launched a package of communications products providing age-appropriate sexual and reproductive health information to adolescents, young adults and their parents.
Loan Agreement between Kazakhstan and AIIB ratified NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM The Head of State signed the Law of Kazakhstan «On ratification of the Loan Agreement (Active measures to combat COVID-19 and the cost support program) between Kazakhstan and Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank», the Akorda press service reports.
President signs law on ratifying Loan Agreement between Kazakhstan ADB NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM The Head of State signed the Law of Kazakhstan «On ratification of the Loan Agreement (Ordinary operations) (Active measures to combat COVID-19 and the cost support program) between Kazakhstan and Asian Development Bank», the Akorda press service reports.
Kazakhstan joins World Logistics Passport as hub for Central Asia DUBAI/ALMATY. KAZINFORM Kazakhstan is boosting its position as a trade hub for Europe and Asia by joining the World Logistics Passport (WLP), a major Dubai initiative established to increase trading opportunities between developing markets.
Kazakh President receives Eimear Bonner, Tengizchevroil’s General Director NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev received Eimear Bonner, General Director at Tengizchevroil, who reported on the company’s efforts to curb coronavirus spread at the production sites and Tengiz oilfield, the Akorda press service informs.
«Monster Hunter» tops North American box office in opening weekend LOS ANGELES. KAZINFORM In another bleak weekend for theaters amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Sony's release of «Monster Hunter» took the top spot at the North American box office with an estimated 2.2-million-U.S.-dollar debut from 1,736 locations, according to studio figures collected by measurement firm Comscore.
PM Mamin launches production of Yutong buses in Saran NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM - Prime Minister Askar Mamin took part in the opening ceremony of the QazTehna plant for the production of buses, electric buses and special equipment in the city of Saran, Karaganda region, Kazinform has learnt from primeminister.kz.
Belarus reports 1,944 new COVID-19 cases, 2,282 recoveries in past 24 hours MINSK. KAZINFORM – Belarus registered 1,944 new cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours; another 2,282 coronavirus patients recovered, BelTA learned from the press service of the Belarusian Healthcare Ministry, BelTA reports.
Seoul area bans gatherings of 5 or more people to stem COVID-19 spread SEOUL. KAZINFORM - Gatherings of five or more people will be banned in the greater Seoul area, beginning Wednesday, in a new hard-line measure to combat the spread of the coronavirus, local governments said Monday, Yonhap reports.
Kazakhstan joins World Logistics Passport as hub for Central Asia DUBAI/ALMATY. KAZINFORM - Kazakhstan is boosting its position as a trade hub for Europe and Asia by joining the World Logistics Passport (WLP), a major Dubai initiative established to increase trading opportunities between developing markets, WAM reports.
Kazakhstan launches production of Russia’s anti-coronavirus-vaccine KARAGANDA. KAZINFORM – Prime Minister of Kazakhstan Askar Mamin paid a visit to the Karaganda pharmaceutical complex where he launched the production of a Russian coronavirus vaccine. Presidents of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev and of Russia Vladimir Putin had agreed the production of Sputnik V vaccine earlier this year, Kazinform has learnt from the press service of the prime minister.
3 passengers arrive in Kazakhstan without PCR tests, test positive for COVID-19 NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM – On December 19, three nationals of Kazakhstan who returned home without PCR certificates have tested positive for COVID-19, Kazinform has learnt from the Sanitary and Epidemiological Control Committee.
Tokyo Games organizers to raise opening, closing ceremony budget TOKYO. KAZINFORM - The Tokyo Games organizing committee is planning to increase the budget for the opening and closing ceremonies of the postponed Olympics and Paralympics to 16.5 billion yen ($159.7 million), sources close to the games revealed Monday, Kyodo reports.
New virus cases under 1,000 on fewer tests in S. Korea, further rise looming amid bigger wave of pandemic SEOUL. KAZINFORM - South Korea's daily new coronavirus cases fell below 1,000 for the first time in six days on Monday, mainly due to less testing over the weekend, as health authorities ramped up efforts to contain the faster spread of the virus, Yonhap reports.
WHO reports over 795,000 new daily cases of COVID-19 GENEVA. KAZINFORM - More than 795,000 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus infection were registered worldwide in the past day, with the overall number of such cases exceeding 75.09 million, the World Health Organization (WHO) said in its daily bulletin on Sunday, TASS reports.