Nazarbayev’s role in formation of Kazakhstan-EU strategic ties discussed in Belgium BRUSSELS. KAZINFORM – «Euractiv» in collaboration with the Embassy of Kazakhstan in Brussels organized a virtual roundtable titled «Kazakhstan-EU Relations: from establishing the partnership to driving it forward» dedicated to the Day of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Kazinform has learnt from the press service of the Kazakh MFA.
Record high 27,543 cases of COVID-19 infection detected in Russia MOSCOW. KAZINFORM - The number of confirmed COVID-19 infections in Russia over the past 24 hours has increased by 27,543, a record high nationwide since the beginning of the pandemic. The total number of the coronavirus infections has risen to 2,215,533, the anti-coronavirus crisis center told journalists on Friday, TASS reports.
COVID-19: Pfizer starts vaccine registration process at Anvisa BRASÍLIA. KAZINFORM - Pharmaceutical company Pfizer announced it has started the registration process at Brazil’s national sanitary regulator Anvisa for its vaccine against COVID-19. This is the first step towards obtaining permission from the agency to have the treatment available in the country. The announcement was made after a Wednesday (Nov. 25) meeting with Anvisa specialists, Agencia Brasil reports.
KazNU rector and Austrian Ambassador debate Common Goals of Sustainable Development ALMATY. KAZINFORM The prospects for cooperation in the field of science, education, and innovation development were discussed during the meeting by the rector of Al-Farabi Kazakh National University Galym Mutanov and Ambassador of Austria to Kazakhstan Willy Kempel.
Sputnik V vaccine developers suggest combining it with AstraZeneca vaccine MOSCOW. KAZINFORM The developers of Russia’s Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine have proposed combining it with the vaccine of the British-Swedish pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca when conducting trials to evaluate the increase in efficacy. They wrote it on the Twitter page of the Russian vaccine.
Turkish scientists discover COVID-inhibiting molecules ANKARA. KAZINFORM Scientists from Middle East Technical University (METU) in Turkey have discovered that a mixture of odor molecules that produce an anti-viral effect could prevent the transmission of the novel coronavirus through the air and its settlement in the lungs.
4 major Japan cities seek shorter business hours amid pandemic TOKYO. KAZINFORM - The city of Nagoya said Thursday it will ask stores that serve alcohol to shorten their operating hours to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus, joining the ranks of Tokyo, Osaka and Sapporo amid growing unease of a resurgence in metropolises and record-breaking numbers across Japan, Kyodo reports.
3rd wave of pandemic gets bigger as new virus cases soar to over 8-month high of 583 in S Korea SEOUL. KAZINFORM - The daily number of novel coronavirus cases in South Korea surpassed 500 for the first time in over eight months on Thursday due to sporadic cluster infections across the country as health authorities strive to curb a third wave of infections, Yonhap reports.
Russia sees new high of over 25,400 daily coronavirus cases MOSCOW. KAZIFORM - Russia’s coronavirus cases in the past day rose by 25,487, the highest figure since the start of the pandemic, and the total case tally reached 2,187,990, the anti-coronavirus crisis center reported on Thursday, TASS reports.
Kazakhstan and Russian experts debate bilateral relations agenda MOSCOW. KAZINFORM The Kazakh Embassy in Russia and the Kazakhstan Institute of Strategic Research under the Kazakh President co-organized an international roundtable themed The agenda of Kazakhstan –Russian relations in the focus of experts of both nations, Kazinform correspondent reports.
Minister: Iran to buy 42 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine TEHRAN. KAZINFORM - Iranian Minister of Health, Treatment and Medical Education Saeed Namaki said on Wednesday that Iran will purchase about 42 million doses of the coronavirus vaccine from foreign companies to vaccinate 21 million people, IRNA reports.
COVID-19: ‘Imported’ and local transmission cases stand at 699 ULAANBAATAR. KAZINFORM - Coronavirus tests were conducted on 3301 people yesterday, November 24 in two laboratories of the National Center for Communicable Diseases (NCCD) and laboratories of the National Center for Zoonotic Diseases as well as Selenge and Darkhan-Uul aimags and 27 people have tested positive for the coronavirus, MONTSAME reports.
Belarus, Kazakhstan to step up cooperation in ICT, mechanical engineering, biotechnology MINSK. KAZINFORM – Digital information and communication technology, mechanical engineering, machine tool building, healthcare, biotechnology, power industry, and agriculture will be priority areas of cooperation between Belarus and Kazakhstan in 2021-2022. This matter was discussed at the 7th session of the Belarus-Kazakhstan commission on cooperation in science and technology, BelTA learned from the press service of the State Committee on Science and Technology of Belarus.