126 countries seeking Korean-made coronavirus test kits through import contracts or aid SEOUL. KAZINFORM - A total of 126 countries have asked about either importing South Korean-made coronavirus test kits or receiving them as part of humanitarian aid, the foreign ministry said Tuesday, Yonhap reports.
Russian vaccine put on WHO list of promising anti-coronavirus vaccines MOSCOW. KAZINFORM - The St. Petersburg Research Institute of Vaccines and Sera of the Federal Medical Biological Agency said on Tuesday its vaccine against the novel coronavirus infection has been included in the list of promising vaccines of the World Health Organization (WHO), TASS reports.
Kazakhstan to produce over 6,000 coronavirus tests by May NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM «Kazakh scientists achieved visible progress in a battle against coronavirus pandemic. Scientists developed the PCR coronavirus tests. Now Kazakhstan may fully provide for the country’s needs for tests,» director general of the National Centre for Expertise of Medicines, Medical Devices Arnur Nurtayev told in an interview with Kazinform Agency.
Officials warn of 'hardest' week ahead as New York sees over 4,000 deaths NEW YORK. KAZINFORM - New York, the COVID-19 epicenter in the United States, announced on Sunday that the novel coronavirus has caused 4,159 deaths and 122,031 infections in the state even as the country's surgeon general said that the coming week will be a «Pearl Harbor moment... our 9/11 moment» for the country.
Kazakhstan’s agriculture to create 77,000 workplaces NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM «Kazakhstan plans to reconstruct 6,785 water canals and 4 water reservoirs, 4 waterworks facilities, 239 drainage wells and 23,000 water facilities in 2020-2022,» Kazakh Ecology, Geology and Natural Resources Minister Magzum Mirzagaliyev told the Government meeting.
UN chief calls for domestic violence ‘ceasefire’ amid ‘horrifying global surge’ NEW YORK. KAZINFORM - UN chief António Guterres is calling for measures to address a «horrifying global surge in domestic violence» directed towards women and girls, linked to lockdowns imposed by governments responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, UN News informs.