Abu Dhabi approves pilot test of advanced scanners to identify potential COVID-19 cases ABU DHABI. KAZINFORM The Abu Dhabi Emergency, Crisis and Disasters Committee has approved a pilot test of new scanners to identify potential COVID-19 cases at select locations in the emirate as part of efforts to further enhance the protection of public health and safety by using the most advanced technology.
COVID-19 pandemic affected over 60 million domestic workers in informal economy: ILO GENEVA. KAZINFORM The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated working conditions that were already very poor, and domestic workers were more vulnerable to the fallout from the pandemic because of long-standing gaps in labour and social protection, according to a new ILO report.
COVID-19 cases surge in Asia-Pacific as Indonesia reports highest daily spike in over 3 months HONG KONG. KAZINFORM Asia-Pacific countries were still witnessing rocketing COVID-19 infections on Wednesday as Indonesia reported the highest daily spike since late February, while India's tally reached 29.63 million.
President Tokayev takes part in OIC Summit on Science and Technology NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM - Kassym-Jomart Tokayev took part in the opening ceremony of the Second Summit of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on Science and Technology via videoconference. The virtual summit under the theme «Science, Technology and Innovation: Opening New Horizons» is chaired by the United Arab Emirates, Kazinform has learnt from the Akorda press service.
Plant producing homegrown QazVac vaccine to be launched this summer NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM – Healthcare Minister Alexei Tsoi confirmed there is no lack of Sputnik V vaccine in Kazakhstan and commented on the launch of a new pharmaceutical plant in Zhambyl region for production of the locally developed COVID-19 vaccine, Kazinform correspondent reports.
100,000 doses of QazVac vaccine to become available in late June NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM – Aizhan Yesmagambetova, chairperson of the Sanitary and Epidemiological Control Committee of the Ministry of Healthcare of the Republic of Kazakhstan, commented on the availability of homegrown QazVac vaccine, Kazinform correspondent reports.
New virus cases spike to 500s amid accelerating vaccination drive in S. Korea SEOUL. KAZINFORM - South Korea's daily new coronavirus cases bounced back to over 500 on Wednesday as health authorities ramp up the country's vaccination drive with a quarter of the population receiving one jab, Yonhap reports.
Olympians could be kicked out of Japan for violating COVID-19 rules KYODO. KAZINFORM - Foreign athletes competing at this summer's Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics could be kicked out of Japan if they violate regulations aimed at preventing the spread of coronavirus infections, according to a rule book released Tuesday, Kyodo reports.
New members of Accounts Committee appointed by Majilis NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM – New members of the Accounts Committee for Control over Execution of the Republican Budget has been appointed at the plenary session of the Majilis, the lower chamber of the Kazakh Parliament, Kazinform correspondent reports.
COVID-19: Brazil reports 17.4 mi cases, 488.2 thousand deaths BRAZILIA. KAZINFORM - The total of cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic reached 17,452,612 in Brazil, after 39,846 new positive diagnoses were registered from Sunday to Monday. The country also has 3,888 active cases being monitored, Agencia Brasil reports.
Kazakh President to join 2nd virtual ICO Summit on Science and Technology NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM – President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev is to join the 2nd Summit of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on Science and Technology to take place today via videoconference , Kazinform has learnt from the Facebook account of the President’s Press Secretary Berik Uali.
COVID-19: Most areas in ‘green zone’ in Kazakhstan NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM – The majority of the areas in the country are in the «green zone» according to the map of the coronavirus infection spread, Kazinform has learnt from the Telegram channel of the Interdepartmental Commission on prevention of the spread of COVID-19.
Scattered thunderstorms expected in Kazakhstan on June 16 NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM – Scattered thunderstorms and hail are to hit the west, north, and mountainous areas of the southeast of Kazakhstan due to the weather fronts on June 16. The remaining parts are to see the weather mostly without precipitation, Kazinform reports.