Gov't doubles state aid for disaster relief in S Korea SEOUL. KAZINFORM - South Korea's government on Wednesday decided to double the state aid for disaster relief and recovery, as the unusually prolonged rainy season has wrecked havoc on houses, farm land and infrastructure nationwide, Yonhap reports.
UN Chief calls on leaders to enable world’s youth to enjoy lives of safety, dignity and opportunity TEHRAN. KAZINFORM - United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in his message on International Youth Day, 12 August 2020, called on leaders and adults everywhere to do everything possible to enable the world’s youth to enjoy lives of safety, dignity and opportunity and contribute to the fullest of their great potential, IRNA reports.
Kazakhstan to send gov’t delegation to Moscow for COVID-19 vaccines purchase talks - President NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM - Head of State Kassym-Jomart Tokayev sent a congratulatory telegram to President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin on the registration of the world’s first vaccine against COVID-19, Kazinform reports referring to Akorda.kz.
Number of COVID-2019 cases across globe up by over 216,000 in past day — WHO GENEVA. KAZINFORM - More than 216,000 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus infection were registered worldwide on August 11, with the overall number of such cases exceeding 19.93 million, the World Health Organization (WHO) said in its daily bulletin on Tuesday, TASS reports.
Biden picks Sen. Harris as running mate, 1st black woman VP candidate WASHINGTON. KAZINFORM - Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden said Tuesday that he has picked Sen. Kamala Harris as his running mate, making her the first black and Asian American woman to be nominated for vice president by a major party in the United States, Kyodo reports.
Kazakhstani Putintseva advances to Top Seed Open 2nd round NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM – 33rd seed Kazakhstani Yulia Putintseva has defeated Australian Ajla Tomljanović to advance to the second round of the Top Seed Open – the first American tournament of the WTA Tour to be played between August 10-16 since the suspension due to the COVID-19 outbreak, Kazinform cites Sports.kz.
Russia receives request for 1 bln COVID-19 vaccine doses from 20 states MOSCOW. KAZINFORM - Russia has received a request for the production of 1 bln doses of the COVID-19 vaccine produced by the Gamaleya Research Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology from 20 states, head of the Russian Direct Investment Fund Kirill Dmitriev said during an online conference, TASS reports.