Official: Coronavirus kills 71 more in Iran TEHRAN. KAZINFORM – Head of Iran’s Health Ministry’s Public Relations Office Kianoush Jahanpour said on Tuesday that 72,439 people out of a total of 92,584 infected with the coronavirus have survived and recovered while 5,877 have unfortunately succumbed to death, IRNA reports.
Russia surpasses Iran’s number of coronavirus cases MOSCOW. KAZINFORM - The number of coronavirus cases in Russia has risen by 6,411 over the past 24 hours reaching 93,558 in all regions of the country. Russia has thus surpassed Iran in the number of cases and ranks eighth in the world in the number of infected people, according to the data provided by the anti-coronavirus crisis center, TASS reports.
World stars take part in Astana Opera’s creative project NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM - Astana Opera’s celebrated Principal Soloists and world-renowned opera stars from Italy, Mexico, Japan, China, Romania, Georgia, as well as musicians of the Astana Opera Symphony Orchestra performed online sunny Neapolitan song ’O Sole Mio, beloved by millions of listeners, Kazinform has learnt from the Astana Opera’s press service.
AI to help Kazakhstan fight coronavirus infection SEMEY. KAZINFORM – Semey Medical University and XLabs inked a cooperation agreement on the introduction of artificial intelligence in terms of fight against COVID-19 in Kazakhstan, Kazinform has learnt from the press service of the Ministry of Healthcare.
Scientists suggest when Kazakhstan’s COVID-19 vaccine could be available NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM Director general of the National Centre for Expertise of Medicines and Medical Devices of the Kazakh Healthcare Ministry Arnur Nurtayev said how long it will take Kazakh scientists to develop the COVID-19 vaccine.
With lax social distancing in store, virus curve flattens for days SEOUL. KAZINFORM South Korea reported fewer than 15 cases of the new coronavirus for the 10th day in a row Tuesday, with the upcoming holidays set to be crucial in whether the country can go ahead with a lax social distancing drive next week.
Nazarbayev mourns death of prominent statesman Erik Gukassov NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM – First President of Kazakhstan-Elbasy Nursultan Nazarbayev has sent a telegram of condolences on the occasion of the death of former Deputy Chairman of the Kazakh SSR Ministers’ Council Erik Gukassov, Kazinform has learnt from Elbasy.kz.
In 24 hours, Brazil has over 3,000 new COVID-19 cases, 189 deaths BRASILIA. KAZINFORM -The Brazilian Health Ministry reported on Sunday (Apr. 26) that Brazil has 61,888 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 4,205 deaths. According to the latest update, 30,152 infected people are recovered (49%) and 1,322 obits are under investigation, Agencia Brasil reports.
Paid RT-PCR testing for coronavirus available in several cities of Kazakhstan NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM – Residents of several cities of Kazakhstan can make RT-PCR (test using real-time reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction) for coronavirus in OLIMP clinical diagnostic laboratories, Kazinform correspondent reports.
Etihad Airways will distribute Ramadan boxes to those affected by COVID-19 ABU DHABI. KAZINFORM - Etihad Airways has launched the Etihad Ramadan Box initiative to bring Iftar meals to homes across the UAE. The airline has partnered with Zomato, a restaurant search and discovery platform and one of the UAE's food delivery apps, to deliver these meals to those affected by the COVID-19 including hospitals, essential workers, volunteers and communities in need. Kazinform has learnt from WAM News.
Kazakhstan increases export of chemical goods to Azerbaijan via railways NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM - The volume of import-export cargo turnover between Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan via railway amounted to 26,320 tons over the period from January through February 2020, which is 174,960 tons less compared to the same period of 2019 (201,280 tons), a representative of Kazakhstan’s Ministry of Industry and Infrastructural Development told Trend.
Moscow doctors note improvements in coronavirus patients after plasma transfusion MOSCOW. KAZINFORM - Moscow doctors observe significant improvements in novel coronavirus patients after transfusion of blood plasma from those who had already recovered, Moscow Deputy Mayor Anastasia Rakova said on Monday.
N.K. leader sends gratitude to workers at tourist zone amid health rumors SEOUL. KAZINFORM - North Korean leader Kim Jong-un expressed his gratitude to workers building a tourist zone in the east coast region of Wonsan, state media said Monday, amid reports his special train is parked at the area amid persisting speculation about his health.
Japan to approve remdesivir for coronavirus patients in May TOKYO. KAZINFORM - Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Monday that Japan will soon approve the anti-viral drug remdesivir for the treatment of coronavirus patients, in what will be the country's first such decision amid the pandemic, Kazinform refers to Kyodo News.