Infection with two strains of COVID-19 at once detected in Russia last year, expert says MOSCOW. KAZINFORM - A case of infection with two coronavirus strains in Russia was detected last year in an elderly female, said Anna Speranskaya, who heads the group for genomics and post-genomic studies at the Central Research Institute of Epidemiology of the Federal Service for Surveillance on Consumer Rights Protection and Human Wellbeing, TASS reports.
IOC’s Bach says Tokyo Olympics cancellation not option despite COVID TOKYO. KAZINFORM - International Olympic Committee chief Thomas Bach said Tuesday canceling the Tokyo Olympics was not an option, despite the coronavirus pandemic, and going ahead with the games this summer was decided in the interest of athletes preparing for the games for many years, Kyodo reports.
Coronavirus cases in children under 14 increase 13 times in Akmola region KOKSHETAU. KAZINFORM «Coronavirus infection becomes more aggressive and dangerous. Coronavirus cases in children under 14 have increased 13 times in Akmola region,» chief state sanitary doctor of the region Ainagul Mussina said.
Tokayev congratulates former Kazakh SSR Education Minister Kazhakhmet Balakhmetov on 95th birth anniv NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM – Head of State of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev has extended his congratulations to the veteran of education Kazhakhmet Balakhmetov on his 95th birth anniversary, Kazinform cites the Telegram channel of the Education and Science Ministry of Kazakhstan.
Canadian Ambassador to Kazakhstan completes his diplomatic mission NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan Yerlan Alimbayev held meeting with Canadian Ambassador Nicholas Brousseau due to the completion of his diplomatic mission in our country, the Kazakh MFA’s press service reports.
COVID-19 Delta variant spreading worldwide «at scorching pace»: WHO chief GENEVA. KAZINFORM Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director-general of the World Health Organization (WHO), on Monday warned of the «devastating outbreaks» caused by the Delta variant of COVID-19, saying that the new strain of the virus was infecting people «at a scorching pace.»
St. Petersburg authorities hire oracle cat Achilles for 2022 Champions League final ST. PETERSBURG. KAZINFORM - Achilles, St. Petersburg’s Hermitage oracle cat, has been invited again to provide his soothsaying services, but this time for the final of the 2022 UEFA Champions League, Saint Petersburg’s Vice Governor Boris Piotrovsky said on Monday, TASS reports.
Snow leopard caught on camera in Kolsai kolderi national park NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM - The snow leopard has been captured by a camera trap in the Kolsai klderi national park, Press Secretary of the Kazakh Ecology, Geology, and Natural Resources Ministry Samal Ibrayeva shared on her Facebook page, Kazinform correspondent reports.
S. Korea: New daily cases above 1,000 for week, delta variant spreading fast SEOUL. KAZINFORM - South Korea's daily new coronavirus cases rose by more than 1,000 for the seventh consecutive day Tuesday, as worries ran high over a further uptick in new infections amid the fast spread of the more contagious delta variant and the summer season despite toughened virus curbs, Yonhap reports.