N. Korea fires 2 suspected ballistic missiles eastward: S.Korean military SEOUL. KAZINFORM - North Korea fired two suspected ballistic missiles eastward Friday, South Korea's military said, after Pyongyang publicly warned earlier in the day of a «stronger and certain» response to the United States' imposition of new sanctions, Yonhap reports.
Omicron raises alert in Brazil cities to critical, intermediate BRASILIA. KAZINFORM Brazil’s Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz) released a technical note reporting that a third of all 27 Brazilian states and ten capital cities are in now the intermediate and critical zone for the incidence of the omicron variant of the coronavirus.
Countries tighten COVID-19 restrictions as Omicron spreads NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM - Just when we thought the COVID-19 pandemic is nearing its end, the world was shocked by another variant Omicron, first identified in South Africa. Countries around the world continue to see rising cases that force many, including Kazakhstan, to adopt tighter restrictions. More about how different countries respond to this is in the latest analytical article of Kazinform.
Transit via Hong Kong banned for travelers from 150 countries – airport HONG KONG. KAZINFORM Air travelers from countries with the high risk of the coronavirus spread will not be able to make transit via the Hong Kong international airport until February 15, a spokesperson of the Hong Kong Airport Authority told TASS.
Kazakh FM holds briefing for foreign diplomatic corps on current situation in the country NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM A briefing by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan Mukhtar Tileuberdi on the current situation in the country was held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs with the participation of the accredited foreign diplomatic corps.
COVID-19 situation worsens rapidly in Almaty – chief medical officer ALMATY. KAZINFORM – The COVID-19 situation has got worse rapidly in Almaty city, Krlygash Abdizhabbarova, chief medical officer of the city, said at a briefing at the regional communications service, Kazinform correspondent reports.
Brazil receives first batch of vaccines against COVID-19 for children BRASILIA. KAZINFORM - The first vaccines against COVID-19 for children aged 5 to 11 arrived in Brazil early Thursday (Jan. 13). A shipment with 1.2 million doses of Pfizer's immunizing agent was unloaded at Viracopos Airport, in Campinas (São Paulo) and they will be distributed to all Brazilian states, according to the Brazilian Ministry of Health, Agencia Brasil reports.
9.04mln people get 1st component of COVID-19 vaccines in Kazakhstan NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM – 9,045,314 people have so far been administered the first component of vaccines against COVID-19 in Kazakhstan, Kazinform cites the Telegram channel of the Interdepartmental Commission on prevention of the spread of COVID-19.
Kazakhstan’s 3 cities and 8 rgns in COVID-19 ‘red zone’ NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM – Kazakhstan’s three cities and eight regions are in the «red zone» on the State’s map of the COVID-19 spread, Kazinform cites the Telegram channel of the Interdepartmental Commission on prevention of the spread of COVID-19.
Precipitation in store for Kazakhstan Jan 14 NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM – Due to fronts the greater part of Kazakhstan is to see unstable weather conditions brining snow as well as precipitation as rain and snow in the south. The country is to brace locally for fog, ice-slick, and high wind with ground blizzard, Kazinform reports.