UAE announces 2,160 new COVID-19 cases, 2,391 recoveries, 4 deaths in last 24 hours ABU DHABI. KAZINFORM - The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) announced that it conducted 239,268 additional COVID-19 tests over the past 24 hours, using state-of-the-art medical testing equipment, WAM reports.
New virus cases in 400s for 3rd day, AstraZeneca vaccine rollout to ramp up in S. Korea SEOUL. KAZINFORM - South Korea's daily new coronavirus cases stayed in the 400s for the third day Friday, as sporadic cluster infections have not shown let up in the greater Seoul area amid increased travels and loosened vigilance against the pandemic, Yonhap reports.
11 thou vaccinated against COVID-19 in Turkestan rgn TURKESTAN. KAZINFORM – 11 thousand residents of Turkestan region have received the COVID-19 vaccine on a voluntary basis, including 9,113 health workers, 1,147 educators, and 399 law enforcement employees, Kazinform cites the press service of the regional administration.
SUSTOUKA – Making sustainable tourism a reality in Kazakhstan NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM Kazakhstan is the largest country in Central Asia and ninth largest in the world. Sustainable tourism, including nature and eco-tourism, not only provide great economic opportunities for the Kazakh people, but may also facilitate the country’s transition towards a green economy and the achievement of UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
ANSA: AstraZeneca safe, effective, no causal link with clots-EMA ROME. KAZINFORM European Medicines Agency Executive Director Emer Cooke said Thursday that the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine is «safe, effective, the benefits are higher than the risks and we can rule out any link between blood clots» and the administration of the jab, prompting Italian Premier Mario Draghi to announce that administaton of the ja will resume on Friday afternoon.
Kazakh Ambassador presents credentials to King of Sweden STOCKHOLM. KAZINFORM Kazakh Ambassador Sergei Nurtayev delivered credentials to Carl XVI Gustaf, King of Sweden, in accordance with the special protocol to the Chief of Protocol of the Swedish Foreign Ministry Ambassador Maria Christina Lundqvist, the Kazakh MFA’s press service reports.
S. Korea set to launch next-generation observation satellite over weekend SEOUL. KAZINFORM - South Korea will launch its next-generation midsized observation satellite this week, the latest in the country's efforts to boost its space industry and develop its own space technologies, the country's ICT ministry said Friday, Yonhap reports.
4 tested positive for COVID-19 upon arrival in Kazakhstan NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM 34 international flights landed in Kazakhstan on March 18 carrying 3,771 passengers. 357 of them had no COVID-19 tests. All of them were taken upon arrival to the quarantine centres to undergo PCR tests for coronavirus infection.
Exhibition of paintings by Kazakh youths with special educational needs opens in UAE ABU DHABI. KAZINFORM - The Embassy of Kazakhstan in the UAE, on the eve of the Nauryz holiday and in commemoration of the 30th anniversary of independence of the Republic of Kazakhstan, opened an exhibition The World through the Eyes of Children, through which interested residents of the Emirates can see the creative art works of children with special educational needs and amazing talents, Kazinform has learnt from the press service of the Kazakh MFA.
Japan decides to end COVID-19 emergency in Tokyo area Sun. TOKYO. KAZINFORM - The Japanese government formally decided Thursday to end the COVID-19 state of emergency in the Tokyo region on Sunday as planned as infections have declined from their peak and the strain on hospitals has eased, Kyodo reports.
Over 126,000 people have registered in vaccination waiting room in Slovakia BRATISLAVA. KAZINFORM - More than 126,000 people have registered in the so-called vaccination waiting room since Wednesday (March 17), Finance Minister Eduard Heger (OLaNO), who has been temporarily tasked with managing the Health Ministry, said at a press conference on Thursday, a day after the opening of the waiting room, noting that the first are already receiving invitations, TASR reports.
Cyclone to bring heavy precipitation to Kazakhstan Mar 19 NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM – A cyclone from the areas of the Black Sea will dictate the weather conditions in almost all regions of Kazakhstan on Friday, March 19. It will bring precipitation in the form of snow and rain, gusty wind, thunderstorms, and ground blizzard, Kazinform has learnt from Kazhydromet.