S Korean gov't moving to raise distancing rules in Seoul, Gangwon areas this week SEOUL. KAZINFORM - The government is moving toward raising the social distancing rules in the greater Seoul area and Gangwon Province by one notch amid spikes in new COVID-19 cases, informed sources said Monday, Yonhap reports.
ANSA: ICUs not under pressure – Italian Government COVID-19 Emergency Commissioner ROME. KAZINFORM - Domenico Arcuri, the government's COVID-19 emergency commissioner, on Monday denied reports that Italy was running out of intensive-care places because of the number of coronavirus patients, ANSA reports.
Turkish scientists find Ribavirin effective in COVID-19 treatment ANKARA. KAZINFORM - Scientists working with Turkey’s COVID-19 Platform have proven through trials on animals that the Ribavirin molecule is effective in virus treatment, said the country's industry and technology minister on Monday, Anadolu Agency reports.
Kazakh President ratifies amends to law on state border protection and national security NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM – The Kazakh Head of State, Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, has inked the law introducing amendments and additions to some legislative acts regarding to state border protection and national security, Kazinform cites the press service of Akorda.
Egypt hosts inl’t exhibition to mark Abai’s 175th anniv NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM – As part of the international project led by the Abai information and cultural center the solemn opening of the international exhibition dubbed Abai zhane Rukhani mura (Abai and the spiritual legacy) and the presentation of Abai’s book in Arab take place in the Kazakh Embassy in the Arab Republic of Egypt, Kazinform cites the Embassy.
Agreement on Turkic Academy’s status signed in Nur-Sultan NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM – Kazakh Foreign Minister Mukhtar Tleuberdi and President of the Turkic Academy Darkhan Kydyrali have signed the agreement reached between the Kazakh Government and the International Turkic Academy on the conditions for and order of locating the Turkic Academy, Kazinform cites the official Telegram channel of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan.
Japan PM, IOC head agree Olympics to happen as planned next summer TOKYO. KAZINFORM - Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga on Monday agreed with International Olympic Committee chief Thomas Bach that the Tokyo Olympics will be held as planned next summer, possibly with spectators, despite the ongoing global coronavirus pandemic, Kyodo reports.
President Tokayev congratulates Kazakhstani film legend Asanali Ashimov on milestone NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM – President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev congratulated well-known Kazakhstani actor and People’s Artist Asanali Ashimov on the 50th anniversary of Konets atamana (The End of Hetman) drama, Kazinform has learnt from the Akorda press service.
Inimitable Kazakh tenor to give a recital NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM - The most anticipated event of the week – a recital of Astana Opera’s Principal Soloist, Honoured Worker of Kazakhstan, Commander of the Order of the Star of Italy Medet Chotabayev – will be held on November 19 at the opera house’s Chamber Hall. The evening promises to be as sunny as the wonderful country of Italy, to which the rich program of O Paese d' 'o Sole is dedicated, Kazinform has learnt from the theater’s press service.
WHO records over 590,000 new cases of COVID-19 GENEVA. KAZINFORM - More than 590,000 new confirmed cases of novel coronavirus have been recorded globally in the past day, bringing the total number of infections to 53.76 million, the World Health Organization (WHO) said in its daily bulletin on Sunday, TASS reports.
Three dead after fishing boat capsizes in east China JINAN. KAZINFORM - One person was rescued while three found dead and another remained missing after a fishing boat capsized in the sea southeast of Weihai City, east China's Shandong Province, on Sunday, according to maritime rescue authorities, Xinhua reports.
New virus cases over 200 for 3rd day in S. Korea SEOUL. KAZINFORM - South Korea's new coronavirus cases hovered above 200 for a third consecutive day Monday as cluster infections across the country piled up, prompting health authorities to «seriously» consider raising the country's social distancing measures by one notch, Yonhap reports.
Snowy weather predicted for Kazakhstan on Monday NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM – Snowfall is forecast for most of Kazakhstan, especially the southeast of the country on Monday, November 16. Portions of the country will observe blizzard, fog, ice slick, and strong wind. Only southwest and west of Kazakhstan will enjoy weather without precipitation, Kazinform has learnt from Kazhydromet.