Local transmissions balloon by double digits in Seoul SEOUL. KAZINFORM - The number of newly confirmed cases from local transmissions in Seoul marked a double-digit growth for 11 straight days, raising concerns over a possibly bigger outbreak in the city where one-fourth of the population lives, Yonhap reports.
Astana Pro Team getting ready to resume 2020 season NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM - The Kazakh UCI WorldTour squad Astana Pro Team is preparing to come out from lockdown and to resume the 2020 cycling season according to the revised UCI calendar, which was forced to stop earlier in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Kazinform has learnt from the club’s press service.
Coronavirus vaccine to be produced in Zhambyl region – PM ZHAMBYL. KAZINFORM - In the Zhambyl region, Prime Minister Askar Mamin launched the construction of a biopharmaceutical vaccine manufacturing plant at the Research Institute of Biological Safety of the Committee of Sciences of the Ministry of Education and Science in the village of Gvardeysky, Korday district, Kazinform has learnt from primeminister.kz.
Central Asian countries debate security coop issues NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM Deputy Foreign Minister of Kazakhstan Yerzhan Ashikbayev participated in the online sitting of the Vice Ministers of Foreign Affairs of Central Asia and Afghanistan initiated by the United Nations Regional Centre for Preventive Diplomacy in Central Asia, the Kazakh MFA’s press service reports.
SCO Summit to approve more than 20 documents BEIJING. KAZINFORM «The forthcoming SCO Summit in Saint Petersburg, postponed at the intuitive of Russia amid coronavirus fears, is expected to approve more than 20 documents. The summit is supposed to take place this fall,» SCO Secretary Genral Vladimir Norov told a briefing dated to the 19th anniversary of the SCO on Friday in Beijing.
Russia rolls out first approved COVID-19 drug MOSCOW. KAZINFORM - The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF), Russia’s sovereign wealth fund, and the ChemRar Group on Thursday announced the delivery of the first batch of Avifavir to Russian hospitals. Avifavir is one of the two registered COVID-19 drugs in the world.
Brent oil price falls below $38 per barrel at ICE in London MOSCOW. KAZINFORM - The cost of an August futures for Brent crude oil on the ICE Exchange in London accelerated the decline and fell to $37.94 per barrel, which is 9.1% down since the closure of the previous trading session. This is according to the data as of 7:29 pm Moscow time.
Coronavirus deaths in Latin America top 72,000 BOGOTA. KAZINFORM - The novel coronavirus continued to spread throughout Latin America on Thursday, with the death toll climbing to over 72,000. The region is currently considered the epicenter of the health crisis and accounts for nearly half of the deaths and cases worldwide.
Kazakhstan Senate elections to be held on Aug 12 NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM - The President of Kazakhstan, Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, has signed a Decree «On calling the elections of deputies of the Senate of Parliament of the Republic of Kazakhstan on August 12, 2020», Kazinform reported with the reference to the Akorda's press service.