More world leaders send congratulatory letters to Kazakh President on 30th anniversary of independence NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM - President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev continues to receive congratulatory letters and telegrams from foreign leaders and heads of international organizations on the 30th anniversary of Kazakhstan’s Independence, Kazinform reports citing the press service of Akorda.
Over 3.3 mln people died from coronavirus in 2021, says WHO chief GENEVA. KAZINFORM - More than 3.3 mln people have died from coronavirus since early 2021, which exceeds the total death rate in 2020 from HIV, malaria, and tuberculosis, according to Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, TASS reports.
Kazakhstani taekwondo team 2nd at World Taekwondo Junior Championships in Minsk NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM – Kazakhstani taekwondo players won nine gold, eight silver, and 14 bronze medals at the World Taekwondo Junior Championships that took place on December 12-18 in the Belarussian capital of Minsk, Kazinform cites the press service of the ITF Kazakhstan Taekwondo Association.
Astana Opera’s encore tour to Almaty ALMATY. KAZINFORM - Astana Opera Ballet Company is back in Almaty! Two months ago, the company’s performance here was met with a full house and incessant applause. To please the fans once again, an exciting program, dedicated to the 30th anniversary of Kazakhstan’s Independence, will be presented at the Abai Kazakh National Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre on December 21 and 22 at the invitation of the Almaty Akimat, Kazinform has learnt from the Astana Opera’s press service.
Brazil to donate 10 mi COVID-19 shots to low-income nations BRASILIA. KAZINFORM Brazil’s Health Ministry today (Dec. 20) announced it will donate at least 10 million vaccine doses against COVID-19 to low-income nations as part of international alliance Covax Facility, conducted by the World Health Organization (WHO) and neighboring countries.
U.S. CDC estimates Omicron accounts for over 73 pct of new weekly COVID-19 cases WASHINGTON. KAZINFORM Omicron has become the dominant COVID-19 variant in the United States, accounting for over 73 percent of new weekly cases, according to the latest model estimates of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Monday.
Throughout 30 years of its existence CIS became relevant regional organization – President Tokayev NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM – President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev believes that throughout 30 years of its existence the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) has become a relevant regional organization recognized by the international community, Kazinform reports.
Moderna says COVID booster shows effectiveness against Omicron WASHINGTON. KAZINFORM - U.S. biotechnology firm Moderna Inc. said Monday that a third shot of its coronavirus vaccine has been shown in a laboratory test to significantly increase antibodies that would fight off the highly transmissible Omicron variant, Kyodo reports.
2,109 Seoul students test positive for COVID-19 in past week SEOUL. KAZINFORM - A total of 2,109 students in Seoul have tested positive for COVID-19 in the past week, before the partial reintroduction of remote school classes against the fast spread of infections, officials said Monday, Yonhap reports.