Japan to expand COVID-19 state of emergency to 8 more prefectures TOKYO. KAZINFORM - Japan plans to expand the COVID-19 state of emergency covering Tokyo and 12 other areas to eight more prefectures as it looks to quell the country's largest wave of infections, government sources said Tuesday, Kyodo reports.
Brazil reports 20.5 mi cases of COVID-19, 574.5k deaths BRASILIA. KAZINFORM Brazil has reported over 20.5 million confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 574.5 thousand deaths resulting from the disease, according to the daily report published by the Health Ministry on Sunday (Aug. 22). Recovered patients are reported to add up to more than 19.4 million.
Kazakhstani para-athletes take part in Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games opening ceremony NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM – The opening ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games has been held in the Japanese capital, Tokyo. Over 5,000 para-athletes, including those from Kazakhstan, took part in the grandiose ceremony, Kazinform has learnt from the National Olympic Committee of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
Elbasy extends condolences over passing of prominent Kazakhstani scientist NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM – First President of Kazakhstan-Elbasy Nursultan Nazarbayev expressed his condolences over the untimely passing of outstanding Kazakhstani scientists and member of the National Academy of Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan Nadir Nadirov, Kazinform has learnt from Elbasy.kz.
Film screening, photo exhibition dated to 30th anniversary of Semipalatinsk test site closure held in Bern BERN. KAZINFORM - As part of the commemoration of the 30th anniversary of the closure of the Semipalatinsk Nuclear Test Site in the center of the Swiss capital screening of the documentary film «Where the Wind Blew», as well as an Exhibition of paintings titled «The Blue Glow» by famous Kazakh artist, global antinuclear movement’s activist Karikbek Kuyukov took place, Kazinform has learnt from the press service of the Kazakh MFA.
Typhoon Omais leaves behind flooded homes, damaged roads, railways in S. Korea SEOUL. KAZINFORM - Typhoon Omais weakened into an extratropical cyclone Tuesday morning, after making landfall around midnight Monday, flooding roads and houses, and forcing more than 10,000 people to evacuate in southern South Korean cities that lay in its path, Yonhap reports.
Almost all of Kazakhstan in ‘red zone’ for COVID-19 NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM – As of August 24, 2021, Kazakhstan’s 16 areas still remain in the «red zone» on the map of the COVID-19 spread, Kazinform cites the Telegram channel of the Interdepartmental Commission on prevention of the spread of COVID-19.
Video recap of Kazakh Head of State’s working week released NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM - A video recapping the working week of Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev from August 16 to 22, 2021, has been released, Kazinform cites the official Telegram channel of the TV and Radio Complex of the Kazakh President.