New Honorary Consul of Kazakhstan in Iceland named LONDON. KAZINFORM - An online meeting introduced the new Honorary Consul of the Republic of Kazakhstan in Iceland, Sigurdur Atli Jonsson. Among the attendees were Erlan Idrissov, Ambassador of the Republic of Kazakhstan to the UK, as well as to Iceland and Ireland concurrently; Petur Thorsteinsson, Deputy Chief of Protocol and Director for Economic Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Iceland, as well as the newly appointed Honorary Consul of the Republic of Kazakhstan in Iceland Sigurdur Atli Jonsson, who is the Deputy Chairman and Senior Advisor at Arctic Green Energy, Kazinform has learnt from the press service of the Kazakh MFA.
COVID: Italy starts distributing J&J vaccine ROME. KAZINFORM Italy is starting to distribute a batch of 184,000 doses of Johnson & Johnson's Janssen COVID-19 vaccine to its regions on Wednesday. Like the AstraZeneca jab, the Italian authorities are recommending the Johnson & Johnson vaccine only be given to over-60s after the European Medicines Agency (EMA) said it could be linked to some highly rare cases of blood clots in younger people.
Kazakhstan ratified Treaties on Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters with 27 states NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM «Kazakhstan ratified Treaties on Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters with 27 states of the world,» 1st Deputy Prosecutor General of Kazakhstan Berik Asylov told the Senate plenary session, Kazinform reports.
S. Korea: New virus cases in 700s for 2nd day; vaccinations set to top 2 mln SEOUL. KAZINFORM - South Korea reported more than 700 new virus cases for the second straight day on Thursday amid lingering woes over another wave of the pandemic as the country's vaccination campaign gathers pace, with vaccinations set to top 2 million, Yonhap reports.
At least 22 Covid patients killed in India after oxygen supply disrupted NEW DELHI. KAZINFORM At least 22 Covid-19 patients were killed on Wednesday at a hospital in India's western state of Maharashtra, after a leak in an oxygen tank led to the supply being disrupted for dozens of patients connected to ventilators.
Japan to receive 50 mln additional doses of Pfizer vaccine TOKYO. KAZINFORM - Japan expects to receive 50 million additional doses of Pfizer Inc.'s COVID-19 vaccine after Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga called on the pharmaceutical firm to boost supplies, government sources said Wednesday, Kyodo reports.
Small grants for Kazakhstani media development NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM The United States of America and the Republic of Kazakhstan cooperate on a wide range of bilateral and regional issues, including the support of Kazakhstan’s intentions to increase journalistic professionalism and strengthen the competitiveness of Kazakhstani media.
India records fresh high of nearly 300,000 new COVID-19 cases, over 2,000 more deaths NEW DELHI. KAZINFORM India recorded 295,041 new COVID-19 cases and 2,023 more deaths in the past 24 hours, bringing the caseload to 15,616,130 and the death toll to 182,553, according to data released by the health ministry on Wednesday.
S. Korea: New virus cases back to over 700, vaccination drive to ramp up SEOUL. KAZINFORM - South Korea's daily new coronavirus cases bounced back to over 700 Wednesday as the country is ratcheting up efforts to boost vaccination rates amid growing concerns over another wave of the pandemic, Yonhap reports.
COVID-19: 1,347 deaths, 30,624 cases registered in 24h in Brazil BRASILIA. KAZINFORM - Brazil has reported 374,682 deaths from COVID-19, as per the daily update published by the Health Ministry on Monday (Apr. 19). In 24 hours, 1,347 new fatalities were confirmed by health state secretariats, Agencia Brasil reports.
Coronavirus cases wordwide up 14% in past week — WHO GENEVA. KAZINFORM More than 5.2 million novel coronavirus cases were registered worldwide in the past week, which is 11% more than during the previous seven-day period, the World Health Organization (WHO) said a weekly bulletin released in Geneva late on Tuesday.