Minister: Iran to buy 42 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine TEHRAN. KAZINFORM - Iranian Minister of Health, Treatment and Medical Education Saeed Namaki said on Wednesday that Iran will purchase about 42 million doses of the coronavirus vaccine from foreign companies to vaccinate 21 million people, IRNA reports.
COVID-19: ‘Imported’ and local transmission cases stand at 699 ULAANBAATAR. KAZINFORM - Coronavirus tests were conducted on 3301 people yesterday, November 24 in two laboratories of the National Center for Communicable Diseases (NCCD) and laboratories of the National Center for Zoonotic Diseases as well as Selenge and Darkhan-Uul aimags and 27 people have tested positive for the coronavirus, MONTSAME reports.
Belarus, Kazakhstan to step up cooperation in ICT, mechanical engineering, biotechnology MINSK. KAZINFORM – Digital information and communication technology, mechanical engineering, machine tool building, healthcare, biotechnology, power industry, and agriculture will be priority areas of cooperation between Belarus and Kazakhstan in 2021-2022. This matter was discussed at the 7th session of the Belarus-Kazakhstan commission on cooperation in science and technology, BelTA learned from the press service of the State Committee on Science and Technology of Belarus.
Tokyo again asks restaurants to shorten business hours amid virus TOKYO. KAZINFORM - Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike said Wednesday the metropolitan government will request once again that restaurants serving alcohol shorten their operating hours for about three weeks starting this weekend in response to a recent resurgence in coronavirus infections, Kyodo reports.
Agrarians of Kazakhstan, Canada discuss joint projects in agriculture NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM - On November 23, a meeting of the Working Group in the field of agriculture and ag-tech took place and completed a series of sectoral working groups within the framework of the Kazakhstan-Canada Business Council, Kazinform has learnt from the press service of the Kazakh MFA.
Kazakh delegation partook in ‘Central Asia – South Korea’ Cooperation Forum SEOUL. KAZINFORM – The Kazakh delegation led by Kazakh Foreign Minister Mukhtar Tleuberdi took part in the 13th session of the Forum for Cooperation dubbed «Central Asia – South Korea,» Kazinform cites the Telegram channel of the Kazakh Foreign Ministry.
Kazakhstan, China discuss industrial and investment cooperation in post-COVID period BEIJING. KAZINFORM - The third Kazakhstan-China forum on industrial and investment cooperation was held in Beijing as part of the 12th China Overseas Investment Fair. The event was organized by the China Overseas Development Association and KAZAKH INVEST, Kazinform has learnt from KAZAKH INVEST’s press service.
Malaysian scholar’s book about Al-Farabi discussed vie videoconferencing KUALA LUMPUR. KAZINFORM - As part of the celebration of the 1150th anniversary of the outstanding scientist and thinker Al-Farabi on November 24, 2020 the Kazakh Embassy in Malaysia and the Al-Farabi Kazakh National University, International Islamic University Malaysia held an international scientific videoconference «Al-Farabi, the Universal Thinker, Discussion of Osman Bakar's Al-Farabi: Life, Thought and Significance», Kazinform cites the Kazakh Foreign Affairs Ministry.
Nursultan Nazarbayev names three core principles of Nur Otan Party NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM – Chairman of the Nur Otan Party, First President of Kazakhstan – Elbasy Nursultan Nazarbayev has named the Nur Otan Party’s three core principles during its 20th Congress taking place in Nur-Sultan city, Kazinform correspondent reports.
Employment Roadmap creates over 15,000 jobs for workers hit by COVID-19 in Nur-Sultan NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM – As part of the employment roadmap, 15,607 vacancies have been opened in the city of Nur-Sultan, 7,926 of which were filled through the Employment Center, Kazinform cites the official website of the administration of Nur-Sultan.
Kassym-Jomart Tokayev announces additional social assistance for people with 1st degree of disability NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM At the XX Congress of Nur Otan Party President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev announced additional social assistance for handicapped people with 1st degree of disability, Kazinform reports.
All-time high number of coronavirus cases registered worldwide in past week — WHO GENEVA. KAZINFORM Over 4 million people contracted the novel coronavirus infection worldwide in the past seven days, which is the highest-ever weekly growth in cases since the start of the pandemic, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday.
Oxford vaccine may reach 130 million Brazilians in 2021 RIO DE JANEIRO. KAZINFORM - The vaccine against COVID-19 to be produced by the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz) in collaboration with pharmaceutical company Astrazeneca and Oxford University is expected to come to another 30 million Brazilians in 2021, raising to 130 million the total number of people reached by the end of next year—when the country should be capable of manufacturing 210 million doses of the vaccine, Agencia Brasil reports.