S. Korea ups anti-virus fight in Daegu and neighboring region as cases near 1,000 SEOUL. KAZINFORM With the number of confirmed coronavirus cases nearing 1,000 on Tuesday, South Korea vowed to maximize its containment measures in the southeastern city of Daegu and neighboring North Gyeongsang Province, where some 800 cases have been reported so far.
Coronavirus: 283 infected in Italy, 2 cases in Tuscany ROME. KAZINFORM - Civil Protection Chief Angelo Borrelli said Tuesday that 283 people are known to have contracted the coronavirus in Italy up to now. Borrelli, who is also extraordinary commissioner for the coronavirus emergency, added that two suspected cases in Tuscany have been confirmed, ANSA reports.
President reported on measures to prevent coronavirus spread in Kazakhstan NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM – President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev received Minister of Healthcare Yelzhan Birtanov to hear a report on the current activities of the ministry and development of domestic medicine, Kazinform has learnt from the Akorda’s press service.
Astana’s Lutsenko in top 5 of UAE Tour Stage 2 NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM - The second stage of the UAE Tour was another one for the sprinters, with the finish atop of the Hatta Dam. Caleb Ewan took the stage win, while Kazakh champion Alexey Lutsenko finished eighteenth in the first group behind the winner. Lutsenko climbed to fifth overall after gaining a bonus second in the intermediate sprint.
Majilis Speaker holds talks with EP delegation NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM – Majilis Speaker of Kazakhstan Nurlan Nigmatulin held talks with the delegation of the European Parliament led by Co-Chairman of the Kazakhstan-EU Parliamentary Cooperation Committee Fulvio Martusciello, Kazinform has learnt from the chamber’s press service.
Italy reports 222 confirmed cases of COVID-19, six deaths ROME. KAZINFORM Six people have died and 222 have tested positive for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) nationwide in Italy, Angelo Borrelli, chief of Civil Protection Department and extraordinary commissioner for the coronavirus emergency, told a press conference at 6 p.m. local time on Monday.
Kazakhstan’s T&T Security to coop with Trend Micro Incorporated NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM Kazakhstan’s T&T Security will cooperate with the world’s cyber-security leader Trend Micro Incorporated. The companies inked an agreement on the beginning of scientific and technical cooperation, Kazinform correspondent reports.
Novel coronavirus has pandemic potential — WHO GENEVA. KAZINFORM - The outbreak of novel coronavirus infection, detected in China and a number of other countries, has the potential for becoming a pandemic, World Health Organization (WHO) Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said during Monday’s briefing in Geneva.
Emergencies Minister Turgumbayev reports on anti-flood measures at Cabinet’s meeting NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM Today, at the Government’s weekly meeting in the Ukimet Uyi, Minister of Emergencies Yerlan Turgumbayev reported on the launch of anti-flood measures across the country, Kazinform correspondent reports.
Kazakhstan attends sessions of UN Human Rights Council and Conference on Disarmament GENEVA. KAZINFORM - The Kazakh delegation, led by Foreign Minister Mukhtar Tleuberdi, participated in sessions of the high-level segment of the UN Human Rights Council and the Conference on Disarmament, Kazinform reports with the reference to the press service of the Kazakh Foreign Ministry.
China toughens wildlife trade ban, postpones annual legislative session to fight epidemic BEIJING. KAZINFORM - China's top legislature on Monday decided to impose a full ban on illegal wildlife trade and postpone its annual session amid the fight against the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, Kazinform has learnt from Xinhua.