New virus cases fall below 30 for 1st time in 50 days in S. Korea SEOUL. KAZINFORM - South Korea's new coronavirus infections fell below 30 on Friday for the first time since Feb. 20, with the southeastern city of Daegu, once the nation's epicenter, reporting no new cases for the first time, Yonhap reports.
Russia’s coronavirus cases nearing 12,000 MOSCOW. KAZINFORM - The number of coronavirus cases in Russia rose by 1,786 in the past 24 hours, reaching 11,917, the anti-coronavirus crisis center said in a statement on Friday, adding that coronavirus patients had been identified for the first time in the Tuva region, TASS reports.
Tokayev takes part in extraordinary summit of Cooperation Council of Turkic-Speaking Countries NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM - Head of state Kassym-Jomart Tokayev took part in the Extraordinary Summit of the Cooperation Council of the Turkic-Speaking States (CCTS) held in the videoconference format, and dedicated to theme «Cooperation and solidarity in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic», Kazinform has learnt from Akorda’s press service.
Olympics: IOC President Bach's May trip to Japan canceled TOKYO. KAZINFORM Tokyo Olympics and Paralympic Organizing Committee CEO Toshiro Muto said Friday that International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach's scheduled visit to Japan in May has been canceled due to the new coronavirus pandemic.
Tokayev says Kazakhstan should draw lesson from 'E-learning system failure' NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM – Head of State Kassym-Jomart Tokayev touched upon the problems Kazakhstani schoolchildren and students faced while switching to online remote learning amid the quarantine regime imposed countrywide, Kazinform reports.
Government, local authorities to revive SMEs – Head of State NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM – The Government will closely cooperate with local authorities to bring back to life Kazakhstani SMEs amid the coronavirus pandemic, President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev said during the Friday session of the State Commission for State of Emergency, Kazinform reports.
Kazakh President praises heroic health workers for staying in the frontline NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM – President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev once again praised the selfless and heroic work of all healthcare workers amid coronavirus pandemic during a session of the State Commission for State of Emergency, Kazinform reports.
Kazakhstan to prolong state of emergency till the end of April NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM A sitting of the State of Emergency State Commission convened today in Nur-Sultan under the chairmanship of Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev. It was held via a video conference. Governors and mayors, head of state bodies and law-enforcement agencies took part in it, the Facebook account of the President’s press secretary reads.
Roscosmos chairman thanks Kazakh PM for help in launching Soyuz MS-16 NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM - Director General of Roscosmos Dmitry Rogozin has expressed gratitude to the Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Askar Mamin, for assisting in launching the Soyuz MS-16 transport manned spacecraft.
Spotlight: Nearly 17 million Americans seek jobless aid as COVID-19 slams economy WASHINGTON. KAZINFORM Newly released data showed that 6.6 million Americans filed initial jobless claims last week, bringing the three-week total to a staggering 16.8 million and underscoring the mounting economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Japan plans to put off ceremonies for crown prince proclamation TOKYO. KAZINFORM The Japanese government will consider postponing ceremonies to celebrate Crown Prince Fumihito's ascent to first in line to the Chrysanthemum Throne, due to the spread of the new coronavirus, the top spokesman said Friday.
UAE sends aid plane to Kazakhstan to assist efforts to counter COVID-19 ABU DHABI. KAZINFORM - A United Arab Emirates aid plane carrying approximately 13 tonnes of medical supplies was dispatched to Kazakhstan to assist the country in combating the COVID-19 pandemic, benefitting over 10,000 healthcare professionals.
Russia, Saudi Arabia to cut oil output to 8.5 mln barrels per day — draft agreement MOSCOW. KAZINFORM - The plan on oil production cuts within the OPEC+ framework envisages that Russia and Saudi Arabia will reduce their oil production by 2.5 million barrels per day, from the current 11 million barrels to 8.5 million barrels per day, according to a draft agreement obtained by TASS.