Kazakh FM Tleuberdi attended ‘C5 + 1’ ministerial meeting in New York NEW YORK. KAZINFORM - Within the framework of the 76th session of the UN General Assembly in New York, a «С5 + 1» Ministerial meeting was held with the participation of Deputy Prime Minister - Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan Mukhtar Tileuberdi, the US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, Foreign Ministers Ruslan Kazakbayev of Kyrgyzstan, Sirojiddin Mukhriddin of Tajikistan, Rashid Meredov of Turkmenistan and Abdulaziz Kamilov of Uzbekistan, Kazinform cites the press service of the Kazakh Foreign Ministry.
Iran’s foreign ministry to ease import of 15m COVID vaccine doses weekly TEHRAN. KAZINFORM - A senior official in Iran’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that 15 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines would be imported by tomorrow and the ministry aimed efforts at receiving 15 million doses on a weekly basis, IRNA reports.
S. Korea: New cases over 1,700 for 2nd day; concerns grow over post-holiday surge SEOUL. KAZINFORM - South Korea's daily coronavirus cases stayed in the 1,700s for the second consecutive day on Wednesday despite fewer tests during an extended Chuseok holiday, raising concerns over a spike in new infections across the nation after the holiday, Yonhap reports.
Japan eyes lifting COVID-19 emergency at end of month: sources TOKYO. KAZINFORM - The Japanese government is leaning toward lifting the COVID-19 state of emergency covering 19 prefectures including Tokyo at the end of the month as scheduled, government and ruling party sources said Tuesday, Kyodo reports.
Tokyo reports 302 new coronavirus infections, lowest in 3 months TOKYO. KAZINFORM - The Tokyo metropolitan government reported Monday 302 new coronavirus infections, its lowest figure in three months, as officials continue to request that people refrain from unnecessary outings despite the downward trend, Kyodo reports.
New cases over 1,600 in S. Korea; concerns grow over further spread after Chuseok holiday SEOUL. KAZINFORM - South Korea's daily coronavirus cases fell to around 1,600 on Monday due to fewer tests over the weekend, but concerns have grown over a possible surge in infections after the Chuseok holiday, Yonhap reports.
Delta variant confirmed in almost all samples in August in Slovakia BRATISLAVA. KAZINFORM - The delta variant of novel coronavirus was discovered in almost all new cases of COVID-19 in August, said Slovakia’s Chief Hygienist Jan Mikas on Monday, adding that laboratories confirmed this by carrying out sequencing of almost 99 percent of the positive samples, TASR reports.
Wildfires surrounding California's sequoia groves spread to almost 40,000 acres LOS ANGELES. KAZINFORM Two huge wildfires, the Windy and KNP Complex fires, burning around the Sequoia National Forest and the Sequoia National Park in U.S. state California, spread to 18,075 acres (73.1 square km) and 21,777 acres (88.1 square km) respectively on Sunday.