E Kazakhstan to build unique children’s development centre UST-KAMENOGORSK. KAZINFORM Daniyal Akhmetov met with heads of education, culture, sports and construction departments to debate a large-scale project on the construction of a Zerde scientific centre. It is expected to be the unique centre, the Governor’s press service reports.
ANSA: Italian firefighters battle hundreds of blazes nationwide ROME. KAZINFORM Firefighters are battling hundreds of blazes that are being helped by the Lucifer heatwave and are devouring many hectares of forest in various parts of Italy on Thursday, with Calabria, Sicily, Sardinia and Campania hit especially hard.
S. Korea signs deal with Pfizer for 30 mln COVID-19 vaccines for 2022 SEOUL. KAZINFORM - South Korea said Friday it has signed a deal with U.S. pharmaceutical giant Pfizer Inc. to buy 30 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines to be administered next year and has an option for an additional 30 million doses, health authorities said, Yonhap reports.
Greek wildfires biggest ecological disaster of last few decades, says PM ATHENS. KAZINFORM - Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said on Thursday that the country came across the biggest ecological disaster of the last few decades, as multiple blazes erupted across the country powered by the extended heatwave recently, Xinhua reports.
Heavy rain pounds wide areas of Japan, 1 dead after mudslide TOKYO. KAZINFORM - Heavy rain pummeled western and southwestern Japan on Friday, leaving one person dead and at least two others missing in a mudslide, with the country's weather agency issuing warnings across wide areas of the country, Kyodo reports.
Half of adult Slovak population now vaccinated, President thanks them BRATISLAVA. KAZINFORM - President Zuzana Caputova on Thursday thanked the people who have been vaccinated against COVID-19 in reaction to information published by the Health Ministry earlier in the day that 50 percent of the adult Slovak population, or over 2.3 million people, have now been inoculated with at least the first vaccine dose, TASR reports.
Disease experts call to halve foot traffic in Tokyo to curb COVID-19 TOKYO. KAZINFORM - Infectious disease experts on Thursday called for foot traffic in Tokyo to be cut by half from the level in early July, prior to the current state of emergency in the capital, to stem the alarming rise in coronavirus infections, Kyodo reports.