Africa’s coronavirus cases exceed 4,700 PRETORIA. KAZINFORM - The number of coronavirus cases in Africa has reached 4,760, 149 patients have died and 335 have recovered, the African Union said on Monday. As many as 46 out of the continent’s 54 countries have reported infection cases so far, according to TASS.
COVID-19: UN donates 250,000 face masks to NYC health workers NEW YORK. KAZINFORM - On behalf of the city, the Mayor of New York, Bill de Blasio, was on hand to receive 250,000 face masks donated by the UN on Saturday, destined for health workers in the metropolis that is home to the Organization’s Headquarters.
Heavy flood claims lives of 4 people in southern Iran TEHRAN. KAZINFORM - Public relations department of Iran's Emergency Organization said on Monday that heavy floods have killed 4 people and left one missing in Fars, Khuzestan and Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad provinces over the last 24 hours, Kazinform reports citing IRNA.
Russia's coronavirus cases rise to 1,836 in 24 hours MOSCOW. KAZINFORM - The number of coronavirus cases in Russia grew by 302 in the past 24 hours, reaching 1,836, the Coronavirus Response Center said in a statement on Monday. According to the center, a total of 66 patients have recovered and nine have died.
#bizbirgemiz: TENGIZCHEVROIL donates medical equipment to fight COVID-19 ATYRAU. KAZINFORM - Tengizchevroil has purchased and handed over to Atyrau Oblast all necessary medical supplies and equipment intended to prevent and control the spread of COVID-19, Kazinform has learnt from www.tengizchevroil.com. The amount of purchase totaled over KZT 1.3 billion.
IOC, Tokyo Games organizers to hold talks about new schedule TOKYO. KAZINFORM The International Olympic Committee and the organizing committee of the Tokyo Games will hold telephone talks on Monday to discuss the new schedule following the postponement of the games, sources close to the matter said.
Georgian man gets 11 years in jail for attempting to smuggle ecstasy SHYMKENT. KAZINFORM - Specialized Inter-District Criminal Court of Shymkent has sentenced a Georgian citizen to 11 years and six months in prison for attempting to smuggle psychotropic substances, the press service of the Financial Monitoring Committee under the Ministry of Finance reports.
Price volatility in crude oil hits highest since 2007 ANKARA. KAZINFORM The price volatility in crude oil has hit this month its highest level since May 2007, due to coronavirus fears and an increase in the glut of oil supply in the market, according to the U.S.' Energy Information Administration (EIA).
Coronavirus: Zhambyl region to impose restrictive measures from Mar 31 TARAZ. KAZINFORM New restrictive measures will be imposed in the territory of Zhambyl region beginning from 00:00am 31 March 2020 in order to contain the spread of coronavirus infection, Kazinform learnt from Coronavirus2020.kz website.
U.S. extends stay-at-home guidelines to end of April to fight virus WASHINGTON. KAZINFORM The U.S. government on Sunday extended to April 30 its guidelines asking people to stay at home and practice social distancing, citing an estimate that 2.2 million people could die in the absence of measures to contain the coronavirus pandemic.
Puma found roaming Chilean capital during COVID-19 curfew returns to Andes SANTIAGO DE CHILE. KAZINFORM A puma found roaming the deserted streets of Santiago during the curfew imposed by the Chilean government amid the coronavirus pandemic was on Friday returned to its habitat in the Andes mountain range.
N.K. fired missiles from launcher similar to one unveiled last year: JCS SEOUL. KAZINFORM A super-large multiple rocket launcher that North Korea claimed to have test-fired the previous day appears to be similar to its large-caliber multiple launch guided rocket system unveiled last year, South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff said Monday, Yonhap reported.
Russia restricts border entries amid pandemic MOSCOW. KAZINFORM Russia is introducing restrictions on crossing the national border on March 30 in accordance with the government’s order. The document shows that these restrictions apply to car, railway, walking, river and mixed border checkpoints on the border. At the same time, truck traffic is unaffected. Moreover, movement across the Russian-Belarusian border will be limited, TASS reports.
Japan to ban entry from United States, China, South Korea, most of Europe TOKYO. KAZINFORM Japan is planning to place an entry ban on foreigners who have recently been to the United States, China, South Korea and most of Europe in an effort to contain the spread of the new coronavirus, government sources said Monday, Kyodo reports.