ANSA: Lockdown for unvaccinated not needed – Italian top physician ROME. KAZINFORM - Walter Ricciardi, a top physician and an advisor to Health Minister Roberto Speranza, said Wednesday that Italy does not need to follow Austria's lead and impose restrictions that would only apply to people not vaccinated for COVID-19, ANSA reports.
Kazakhstan enhances cooperation with World Customs Organization GENEVA. KAZINFORM - Ambassador Margulan Baimukhan discussed with the Secretary-General of the World Customs Organization Kunia Mikuriya issues of cooperation between Kazakhstan and this international organization and upcoming international events, Kazinform has learnt from the press service of the Kazakh MFA.
UAE, Russia and Kazakhstan sign trilateral agreement pledging to launch modernization drive of Baikonur Cosmodrome DUBAI. KAZINFORM - The UAE, Russia and Kazakhstan signed a trilateral agreement pledging to launch a modernisation drive of the Baikonur Cosmodrome launch site Gagarin Start – the world’s first spaceport for orbital and human launches, WAM reports.
Head of State to take part in extended session of Kazakh MFA NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM – Head of State Kassym-Jomart Tokayev will take part in the extended session of the staff of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Kazinform has learnt from the President’s Press Secretary Berik Uali.
Japan eyes administering COVID vaccine to children aged 5-11 in Feb TOKYO. KAZINFORM - Japan's health ministry has urged local governments to prepare for the administration of COVID-19 vaccine to children aged 5 and 11, expanding inoculations to this age group in February at the earliest, its officials said Wednesday, Kyodo reports.
Kazakhstan became transit bridge linking Asia and Europe – Nursultan Nazarbayev NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM - First President of Kazakhstan-Elbasy Nursultan Nazarbayev listed Kazakhstan’s key achievements throughout the years of independence at the session of the 2021 Astana Club in the Kazakh capital Wednesday, Kazinform correspondent reports.
Serik Yerkimbekov: «Thanks to Konstantin Ishkhanov, Cultural Days of Kazakhstan took place in Malta» NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM - From year-to-year, the «Academy of Soloists» glorifies the art of Kazakhstan all over the world. During its almost 30-year history, the orchestra has found its audience in many countries. Two years ago, a new location was added to this list - Malta - which marked the beginning of a new musical history, Kazinform reports.
Kazakh Trade and Integration Minister Bakhyt Sultanov paid working visit to Belgium BRUSSELS. KAZINFORM - As part of the two-day working visit to Belgium Kazakh Trade and Integration Minister Bakhyt Sultanov held a number of meetings with officials and parliamentarians of the European Union as well as reps of Belgium businesses to discuss the trade and economic relations and Kazakhstan’s presidency of the 12th WTO Ministerial Conference in Geneva, Kazinform correspondent reports.
IMF Mission states recovery of Kazakhstan’s manufacturing to pre-pandemic levels NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM – Prime Minister of Kazakhstan Askar Mamin held talks with the experts of the International Monetary Fund led by Nicolas Blancher, Head of the IMF Mission to Kazakhstan, Kazinform cites the press service of the PM.
S. Korea: New COVID-19 cases spike to second-largest figure of 3,187 SEOUL. KAZINFORM - South Korea's daily new coronavirus cases spiked to surpass the 3,000 mark Wednesday, just shy of an all-time high, health authorities said, deepening concerns over medical capacity amid the continued surge in critical cases, Yonhap reports.
German states impose new COVID-19 restrictions on unvaccinated BERLIN. KAZINFORM - As Germany's COVID-19 infection rate has risen to its highest recorded level yet, some of the country's 16 federal states on Tuesday started to restrict event, restaurant and bar access to unvaccinated patrons, Xinhua reports.
Akmola rgn sees upward trend in COVID-19 cases in schoolchildren KOKSHETAU. KAZINFORM – COVID-19 cases in children under 14 years rose by 18 times and in 15-17-year-olds by 25 times in the first 10 months of this year compared to the same period of 2020 in Akmola region, Chief Medical Officer Ainagul Musina said, Kazinform correspondent reports.
Kazakhstan’s 2 regions remain in ‘red zone’ for coronavirus NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM – As of November 17, two regions of Kazakhstan are still in the «red zone» on the map of the COVID-19 spread, Kazinform cites the Telegram channel of the Interdepartmental Commission on prevention of the spread of COVID-19.
CanSino unveiled the world's first inhalable Covid-19 vaccine in China’s Hainan HAIKOU. KAZINFORM - China’s pharmaceutical company CanSino Biologics Inc., presented the world's first inhalable Covid-19 vaccine at the 5th Hainan International Healthcare Industry Exhibition, the Hainan Daily reports. The vaccine was developed by the biotech company itself, TASS reports.