Inclusion, participation of indigenous peoples must be ensured in COVID-19 response: UN chief UNITED NATIONS. KAZINFORM - Inclusion and participation of the world's 476 million indigenous peoples must be ensured in the response to the COVID-19 pandemic and on the road ahead towards recovery, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Sunday, Xinhua reports.
Cluster infections break out at Seoul's Namdaemun Market SEOUL. KAZINFORM - Eight merchants working at Namdaemun Market in central Seoul and at least one family member have tested positive for the new coronavirus, officials said Monday, raising concern about a fresh cluster of pandemic infections at the nation's largest traditional market, Yonhap reports.
Astana Pro Team rider finished 2nd in final stage of Tour de Pologne KRAKOW. KAZINFORM - The final day of the Tour de Pologne saw Canadian Hugo Houle quite active in the day`s break and stayed away for most of the stage. On the final circuit of the day, the breakaway got caught and another bunch sprint was on the cards. On the overall ranking, Jakob Fuglsang finished the week with a second place on the overall ranking, Kazinform cites the official website of Astana Pro Team.
Rapid COVID-19 spread halted in Kazakhstan NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM – The rapid spread of the COVID-19 virus has been halted in Kazakhstan, Bagdat Kodzhakhmetov, an official spokesperson of the Health Ministry, told an online briefing at the Central Communications Service on Monday, Kazinform correspondent reports.
Over 60% of Olympic volunteers worry about anti-coronavirus measures TOKYO. KAZINFORM - More than 60 percent of volunteers registered for next summer's Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games are worried about how anti-coronavirus measures will be implemented and the format of the events, according to a recent survey by the games' organizers, Kyodo reports.
Typhoon Jangmi nears S. Korea amid persisting monsoon season, flights canceled SEOUL. KAZINFORM - Typhoon Jangmi, the season's fifth typhoon, moved closer to the country's southern resort island of Jeju on Monday while the country's first monsoon season to extend into mid-August in decades showed no signs of letting up, Yonhap reports.
Int'l community pledges aid to blasts-stricken Lebanon PARIS. KAZINFORM - The international community on Sunday pledged timely and sufficient aid, well-coordinated under the leadership of the United Nations (UN), to assist the Lebanese people hit by the massive explosions at the Beirut port five days ago, Xinhua reports.
Weather conditions remain unstable through Monday in Kazakhstan NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM –Occasional showers, with heavy showers predicted to fall in the northwestern part of the country, thunderstorms, possible hail as well as squally winds are forecast for Kazakhstan on August 10. Strong winds, including dust storms in the south and west of the country, as well as fog in north and northwest Kazakhstan are also predicted, Kazinform reports.