Turkestan to host informal summit of Turkic Council NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM – An informal summit of the Turkic Council is set to take place on March 31, 2021, in the city of Turkestan, Kazakhstan, at the initiative of First President – Elbasy Nursultan Nazarbayev, Kazinform cites the official Telegram channel of the country’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
India's records highest daily spike this year, Philippines to reimpose entry restrictions HONG KONG. KAZINFORM - Asia-Pacific countries are still facing growing cases of the COVID-19 pandemic on Wednesday as India reported 28,903 new infections, the highest of this year, taking the total to 11,438,734, Xinhua reports.
Kazakhstan to produce first batch of home-grown vaccine in late April NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM – The first pilot batch of the home-grown COVID-19 vaccine QazQovid-In is expected to be produced in Kazakhstan in late April, Nurlybek Asylbekov, Deputy Chairman of the Medical and Pharmaceutical Control Committee of the Health Ministry, Kazinform correspondent reports.
Stamp honoring 30th Anniversary of Kazakhstan Independence issued in Estonia TALLINN. KAZINFORM The Kazakh Embassy in Estonia and Eesti post postal operation of Estonia initiated issuing the commemorative postage stamps dated to the 30th Anniversary of Kazakhstan Independence, the Kazakh MFA’s press service reports.
EAEU to hold summits in Nur-Sultan, Kazan in April-May MOSCOW. KAZINFORM The presidents of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) member states will meet in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan in May and the EAEU prime ministers - in Russia's Kazan in April, Aide to the Chairman of the Board of the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) Iya Malkina told a press briefing on 17 March, BelTA has learned.
Karaganda rgn sees increase in weekly COVID-19 case count KARAGANDA. KAZINFORM – There has been the increase in the number of weekly cases of the coronavirus infection in Karaganda region, External Advisor to the Governor of Karaganda region on health Yerzhan Nurlybayev said, Kazinform correspondent reports.
Slight improvement in COVID situation in Slovakia, no need for full lockdown BRATISLAVA. KAZINFORM - The epidemiological situation in Slovakia has stabilised in the past week, even recorded a slight improvement, which means that the country won’t need to introduce sterner restrictions, Finance Minister Eduard Heger (OLaNO) reported at a press conference this week, TASR reports.
France enters third wave of coronavirus pandemic: PM PARIS. KAZINFORM France has entered «a form of third wave (of the coronavirus pandemic) characterized by numerous virus variants,» Prime Minister Jean Castex said on Tuesday, stressing that his government still considers vaccination a top priority of its strategy to stem the spread of the virus.
Tokyo’s COVID-19 state of emergency likely to end Sunday: sources TOKYO. KAZINFORM - The Japanese government is likely to end the COVID-19 state of emergency covering the Tokyo metropolitan area on Sunday as planned, having deemed another extension unnecessary as infections have more or less stabilized and the strain on hospitals has eased, sources familiar with the matter said Wednesday, Kyodo reports.
New infections rebound to 400s in S. Korea, AstraZeneca vaccine rollout to continue SEOUL. KAZINFORM - South Korea's daily new coronavirus cases bounced back to over 400 Wednesday on increased virus tests and a continued rise in cluster infections, stoking woes over a resurgence down the road, Yonhap reports.
Brazil has 20th consecutive day with record average of COVID-19 deaths BRASILIA. KAZINFORM - The country on Monday (Mar. 15) registered its 20th consecutive day with a record number of deaths from COVID-19, according to the moving average of seven days published by Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz). Its Monitora COVID report shows that the average of deaths has reached 1,841, Agencia Brasil reports.
Number of COVID-19 cases across globe up by over 327,000 in past day – WHO GENEVA. KAZINFORM - More than 327,000 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus infection were registered worldwide in the past day, with the overall number of such cases exceeding 119.96 million, the World Health Organization (WHO) said in its daily bulletin, TASS reports.