European countries tend to loosen COVID-19 restrictions despite raging Omicron, WHO warning LISBON. KAZINFORM - Though Europe is confronted with a rapid spread of the Omicron variant and surging COVID-19 infections, many European countries tend to relax their pandemic control measures to release social mobility, Xinhua reports.
Brazil updates rules on entering country during pandemic BRASILIA. KAZINFORM - The rules for Brazilians and foreigners entering the country during the pandemic have been altered following a new ordinance published Friday (Jan. 21). Entry is allowed provided travelers show the air carrier a negative or non-detectable COVID-19 antigen test result before boarding. The test must have been conducted up to 24 hours prior to the flight. RT-PCT tests are also accepted, if carried out up to 72 hours before the trip, Agencia Brasil reports.
S. Korea reports record high daily COVID-19 infections amid rapid omicron spread SEOUL. KAZINFORM - South Korea's daily coronavirus cases hit a record high of 8,571 on Tuesday, driven by the fast spread of the new dominant omicron variant, as the country is set to put in force revised virus curbs to rein in the highly transmissible variant, Yonhap reports.
Kazakh capital to host CICA Summit this autumn NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM – President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev invited the Chinese Chairman and Central Asian Leaders to take part in the upcoming summit of the Conference on Interaction and Confidence-Building Measures in Asia (CICA), Kazinform correspondent reports.
495 kids hospitalized with COVID-19 in Almaty city since start of 2022 ALMATY. KAZINFORM – Since the beginning of 2022 495 children have been admitted to the infectious diseases hospitals with the coronavirus infection in Almaty city, Svetlana Sultangaziyeva, deputy head of the Health Office of the city, said, Kazinform correspondent reports.
Cooperation between Kazakhstan and China is marked by high trust – President NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM – Cooperation between Kazakhstan and China is marked by the unprecedented dynamism, high trust and true good neighborliness, Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev said, Kazinform correspondent reports.
Tokayev addresses Chinese Chairman Xi Jinping at ‘Central Asia – PRC’ Summit NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM - Today China is rightfully among the group of world leaders in terms of all key indicators of progress, Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev said at the «Central Asia – PRC» Summit dated to the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between CA countries and China, Kazinform correspondent reports.
Japan to subsidize oil wholesalers for 1st time to curb fuel price TOKYO. KAZINFORM Japan's industry minister Koichi Hagiuda said Tuesday the government will implement for the first time its oil industry subsidy program, which is aimed at curbing petroleum fuel prices starting later this week following a recent surge in oil prices.
Almost entire Kazakhstan in high COVID-19 risk ‘red zone NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM The cities of Nur-Sultan, Almaty and Shymkent as well as Atyrau, Almaty, Akmola, Aktobe, East Kazakhstan, West Kazakhstan, Zhambyl, Mangistau, Karaganda, Kyzylorda, Kostanay, Pavlodar, and North Kazakhstan regions remain in the high COVID-19 risk ‘red zone’ as of today, January 25.