No. of Japan’s severe COVID patients hits 2,000 for 1st time TOKYO. KAZINFORM - The number of coronavirus patients with severe symptoms rose to a record 2,000 in Japan on Thursday, the health ministry said Friday, as the country expanded its state of emergency with the medical system close to its breaking point, Kyodo reports.
Astana-Premier Tech to play several cards at Benelux Tour NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM - While the last Grand Tour of the season, the Vuelta a Espana will see its final showdown, the stage race campaign continues in Belgium with the seven-stage race, the Benelux Tour, where Astana – Premier Tech arrives with several cards to play, Kazinform has learnt from the club’s press service.
Japan to utilize 13 bln USD in reserve funds for COVID-19 vaccines, medicines TOKYO. KAZINFORM - Japan's cabinet on Friday decided to utilize 1.4 trillion yen (13 billion U.S. dollars) in fiscal 2021 reserve funds, mainly for purchasing additional COVID-19 vaccines and securing medicines for patients, local media reported Friday, Xinhua reports.
Kazakh FM, CTBTO Executive Secretary issue joint statement NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM – Deputy Prime Minister – Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan and Dr. Robert Floyd, Executive Secretary of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization, issued the joint statement on the occasion of the International Day against Nuclear Tests, Kazinform has learnt from the press service of the Kazakh MFA.
QazIndustry and Brazilian National Industry Confederation sign memo NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM QazIndustry Kazakhstan Industry and Export Centre JSC CEO Berik Bekenov and Vice President of the Brazilian National Industry Confederation (CNI) João Emilio Gonçalves signed a memo of cooperation for further development of trade and economic ties between Brazil and Kazakhstan, the press service of the Kazakh Industry and Infrastructure Development Ministry reports.
Round table held in Pakistan on the eve of XIX meeting of Secretariat of Congress of Leaders of World and Religions NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM - Within the framework of the 30th anniversary of Independence of the Republic of Kazakhstan and large-scale work on wide information coverage of the upcoming XIX meeting of the Secretariat of the Congress of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions, on August 26 this year, an international round table on the topic: «Interfaith and intercivilizational dialogue for peace and harmony» was held in Islamabad, Kazinform has learnt from the center's press service.
Kassym-Jomart Tokayev expresses condolences to U.S. President Joe Biden NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM – President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev expressed his condolences to U.S. President Joe Biden on multiple casualties among US service members as a result of the terrorist attack at the Kabul International Airport, Kazinform reports.
President orders to form special commission for emergency recovery in Zhambyl region NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM – Head of State Kassym-Jomart Tokayev chaired an emergency meeting following the explosions in Zhambyl region and instructed to form an interdepartmental state commission, Kazinform has learnt from President's Press Secretary Berik Uali.
Kazakh Senate Speaker, President of Swiss Federal Assembly’s National Council meet NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM – Kazakh Senate Speaker Maulen Ashimabyev and Speaker of the National Council of the Federal Assembly of Switzerland Andreas Aebi have met, Kazinform cites the press service of the Kazakh upper chamber.
Kyrgyz President condoles over death of people in blast at military unit in Zhambyl region BISHKEK. KABAR – KAZINFORM President of Kyrgyzstan Sadyr Zhaparov expressed condolences on his own behalf and behalf of people of Kyrgyzstan over the death of people as a result of the blast that rocked the military unit in Zhambyl region, Kabar agency reports.
S. Korea: New cases under 1,900 for 2nd day, critical patients on rise SEOUL. KAZINFORM - South Korea's daily new coronavirus cases hovered under 1,900 for the second day Friday, while the number of critical patients continued to rise, as health authorities stepped up vaccination campaigns to control the worst wave driven by the highly infectious delta variant, Yonhap reports.
28 at hospitals, 6 in serious condition after military unit explosions in Zhambyl rgn ZHAMBYL REGION. KAZINFORM – As of August 27, 28 people are at hospitals for treatment after 10 explosions rocked the military unit located in Baizakskiy district, Zhambyl region, Kazinform cites the press service of the region’s administration.
Almost all areas of Kazakhstan remain in COVID-19 ‘red zone’ NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM – As of August 27, 2021, Kazakhstan’s 16 areas are 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.