EU plan looks to reopen borders for summer tourism amid pandemic BRUSSELS. KAZINFORM - The European Commission offered a tourism and transport package on Wednesday, aiming to provide guidance for the European Union (EU) member states to gradually lift the internal travel restriction and reopen tourism, two months after strict measures were introduced to contain COVID-19.
Almaty hotels, catering facilities to resume operation stepwise ALMATY. KAZINFORM – Hotels, catering facilities and religious buildings will resume operation in Almaty in a phased manner starting on May 25, Kazinform correspondent reports with the reference to the press service of the city’s Akimat.
President amends law on nuclear energy use NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM – Head of State Kassym-Jomart Tokayev has signed the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan «On amendments to some legislative acts of the Republic of Kazakhstan on the issues of civil and legal liability in the field of nuclear energy use», Kazinform has learnt from the Akorda’s press service.
Georgia, Slovakia discuss opening of tourism BAKU. KAZINFORM Georgian President Salome Zourabichvili had a phone conversation with Slovakian President Zuzana Chaputova to discuss issues related to safe tourism and the fight against coronavirus, Trend reports referring to Georgian president’s press service.
Some 11,000 nurses off work over COVID-19 in Brazil BRASILIA. KAZINFORM - A survey by the Federal Nursing Council (COFEN) found that the number of nurses who had to stay away from work due to the new coronavirus from April 5 to May 5 increased 48 times, leaping from 230 suspected and confirmed cases to 11 thousand. The report also shows that deaths tripled in the period, surging from 30 to 98 in a month. The states of São Paulo and Rio stand atop the ranking, Agencia Brasil reports.
Chinese scientists find DNA replication stress can trigger NDS in human cells BEIJING. KAZINFORM Chinese scientists have discovered that replication stress could induce nonrandom chromatid segregation and asymmetric distribution of DNA damage response proteins, according to Wednesday's Science and Technology Daily.
Hot weather does not kill COVID-19, may facilitate its spread, scientist says MOSCOW. KAZINFORM Summer heat does not deactivate the coronavirus living on surfaces and may even contribute to the higher incidence rate in Russia, says Albert Rizvanov, director of the Clinical Research Center for Precision and Regenerative Medicine at Kazan Federal University, who leads the research team developing the coronavirus vaccine.
Japan to decide on partial lifting of coronavirus emergency TOKYO. KAZINFORM The Japanese government is set to decide Thursday a state of emergency should be lifted for 39 of the country's 47 prefectures ahead of its planned expiry at the end of this month as the spread of the novel coronavirus seems to have subsided.