UK records highest daily increase in coronavirus cases LONDON. KAZINFORM - Another 55,892 people in Britain have tested positive for COVID-19, marking the highest daily increase in coronavirus cases since the pandemic began in the country, according to official figures released Thursday, Xinhua reports.
Strong aftershocks jolt central Croatia as rescue efforts continue ZAGREB. KAZINFORM - Powerful aftershocks continued to rock central Croatia on Wednesday, a day after a 6.4-magnitude earthquake devastated towns and villages about 50 kilometers southeast of the capital Zagreb, killing seven and injuring dozens, Xinhua reports.
Virus overwhelming Europe's health system, says WHO GENEVA. KAZINFORM - The World Health Organization’s Europe chief said Thursday the region accounts for 28% of COVID-19 cases with signs of overwhelmed health systems, noting that if masks’ use reached 95% rather than the current 60%, lockdowns would not be needed, Anadolu Agency reports.
Kazakh Ecology Minister invites Romanian companies to cooperate in domestic waste processing sphere NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM - Kazakh Ecology, Geology, and Natural Resources Minister Magzum Mirzagaliyev proposed Romanian companies to cooperate in implementing the Waste to Energy mechanism during the 15th session of the Kazakh-Romanian Intergovernmental Commission held online, Kazinform cites the press service of the Ministry.
European Commission announces new proposals to enhance EU-level coordination to address COVID-19 BRUSSELS. KAZINFORM - European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen Wednesday called on the European Union (EU) member states to shoulder responsibility at all levels to fight the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, Xinhua reports.
UK, EU to resume trade talks later this week in London LONDON. KAZINFORM - Britain announced on Wednesday that it will resume talks on future relationship with the European Union (EU) later this week in London, a few days after Downing Street said the post-Brexit negotiations were over, Xinhua reports.
Italy reimposes anti-COVID-19 restrictions, extends state of emergency until Jan. 31 ROME. KAZINFORM - Strict anti-COVID-19 measures including the mandatory use of face masks everywhere will be reintroduced in Italy, starting on Thursday, in an effort to curb a rising trend in infections registered in the latest weeks, Xinhua reports.
Kazakhstan’s initiatives to foster global dialogue presented at GLOBSEC in Bratislava BRATISLAVA. KAZINFORM – Kazakh Foreign Minister Mukhar Tleuberdi arrived in the city of Bratislava at the invitation of the Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of Slovakia Ivan Korcok to participate in the 15th international forum Globsec, Kazinform cites the press service of the Kazakh Foreign Ministry.