3rd wave of pandemic 'bigger and long-lasting,' new virus cases set to further spike in S Korea SEOUL. KAZINFORM - The third wave of the pandemic currently in progress in South Korea will be bigger than previous ones and long-lasting, health authorities warned on Thursday, as the number of new coronavirus cases neared 700 for the second straight day, Yonhap reports.
Ak Zhol party candidates start election campaigning NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM Chairman of Ak Zhol Democratic Party and candidate for deputy Azat Peruashev jointly with his colleagues visited the railway-car repair works in Nur-Sultan as part of his election canvassing, the party’s press service reports.
Elbasy receives Nur Otan Party Deputy Chairman Baurzhan Baibek NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM – During the meeting, Deputy Chairman of the Nur Otan Party Baurzhan Baibek briefed First President of Kazakhstan-Elbasy Nursultan Nazarbayev on the Nur Otan party’s readiness for the campaign period as well as the preparations for holding a congress of the Party’s youth wing «Jas Otan», Kazinform cites the official website of Elbasy.
CEC accredits 24 long-term OSCE/ODIHR observers for parliamentary elections in Kazakhstan NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM – Kazakhstan’s Central Election Commission has registered 24 long-term observers of the ODIHR/OSCE election observation mission for the upcoming parliamentary elections in Kazakhstan, Kazinform correspondent reports.
Australian scientists develop method to source Covid-19 cases within hours SYDNEY. KAZINFORM A group of Australian scientists have developed a pioneering technique for fast and highly accurate genome sequencing that will help determine the origin of 'mystery' Covid-19 cases in just four hours, according to a study published on Thursday.
Gates Foundation announces to add 250 mln USD for COVID-19 research NEW YORK. KAZINFORM Seattle-headquartered Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation announced Thursday that it will offer an additional 250 million U.S. dollars to fund the research, development and equitable delivery of tools on COVID-19 tests, treatments and vaccines.
Religious officials honored at 4th National Forum of Imams in Nur-Sultan NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM – Religious officials have received the awards on behalf of Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev for contributing to the State’s religious policy promotion at the 4th National Forum of Imams, Kazinform correspondent reports.
Global Islamic finance assets expected to hit $3.69 trillion in 2024: Report JEDDAH. KAZINFORM Global Islamic Finance assets are forecast to reach USD 3.69 trillion by 2024, according to the 2020 Islamic Finance Development Report released today by Refinitiv and the Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector, ICD, the private sector development arm of the Islamic Development Bank, IsDB.
New virus cases near 700 for 2nd day in S. Korea; nationwide resurgence accelerating SEOUL. KAZINFORM - South Korea's new virus cases approached 700 for the second straight day on Thursday as new infections continued to pile up beyond the greater Seoul area, further putting health authorities on edge, Yonhap reports.
COVID-19 doesn’t affect future offspring, says expert ST. PETERSBURG. KAZINFORM COVID-19 cannot affect future offspring of people who overcame the disease in any way if patients recover and go through rehabilitation process following the infection, Areg Totolian, Director of the St. Petersburg Pasteur Institute, told reporters Wednesday.
New CAREC Gender Strategy to promote women’s empowerment MANILA. KAZINFORM Ministers and senior officials from the 11 member countries of the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) Program have endorsed a new strategy to promote women’s empowerment by ensuring regional projects address women’s needs and provide equal access to benefits and opportunities.
Health situation stabilization to boost economy, PM NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM Kazakh PM Askar Mamin charged state bodies to further achieve targeted indicators in economic sector they are responsible for. He stressed that stabilization of the country’s epidemiological situation and its preservation will boost economy, Kazinform reports.
Brazil has 300 mln vaccine doses guaranteed, minister says BRASILIA. KAZINFORM - Brazil’s Health Minister Eduardo Pazuello stated Tuesday (Dec. 8) that the federal government has worked to acquire vaccines to immunize Brazilians against COVID-19. Thus far, he said, 300 million doses are guaranteed which could be used on 150 million people, as each person needs two doses of the vaccine, Agencia Brasil reports.
Mets: Weather forecast for Kazakhstan Dec 10 NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM – Snowfall is in store for the north, east and center of Kazakhstan on December 10. Other parts of the country will enjoy weather without precipitation. Portions of Kazakhstan will see fog, blizzard, and stiff wind, Kazinform has learnt from Kazhydromet.