Over 200 thou receive first COVID-19 vaccine jab in Turkestan rgn TURKESTAN. KAZINFORM – Around 200 thousand people have so far received the first COVID-19 vaccine jab in Turkestan region. Nearly 50 thousand people have been administered both jabs. The number of COVID-19 vaccination rooms stands at 128, Kazinform reports.
Mukhtar Kul-Mukhammed holds meeting with Romanian ambassador Cezar Manole Armeanu NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM – Chairman of the Senate Committee on international relations, defense, and security Mukhtar Kul-Mukhammed and Romanian Ambassador to Kazakhstan Cezar Manole Armeanu discussed the prospects for strengthening cooperation between Kazakhstan and Romania, Kazinform cites the press service of the Kazakh Upper Chamber of the Parliament Senate.
Occupational safety concept until 2030 under development in Kazakhstan NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM – Deputy Chairman of the Labor Ministry’s Labor, Social Protection, and Migration Committee, Chief State Labor Inspector Tolegen Ospankulov told about the development of an occupational safety concept in Kazakhstan, Kazinform correspondent reports.
Almaty channels KZT 14 bln to fight against COVID-19 ALMATY. KAZINFORM KZT 14.9 bln was channeled in the first quarter of 2021 to battle against coronavirus in Almaty. The medical insurance foundation provides more than KZT 71.6 bln in order to curb coronavirus and pneumonia spread, the foundation’s Almaty affiliate reports.
Int’l Tourism and Investment Conference Summit calls for supporting recovery of tourism industry in Middle East DUBAI. KAZINFORM The Middle East Tourism Summit, organised by the International Tourism and Investment Conference (ITIC), in partnership with Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2021, rounded off its in-person event by calling for continued collaboration at the government level to support the recovery of the tourism industry in the Middle East.
Slovak gov’t: Two districts remain dark red, first two to be yellow as of next Monday BRATISLAVA. KAZINFORM - Not a single district will be coloured black in the COVID-automaton as of next Monday (May 24), while two districts will remain dark red, 11 will be medium red, 44 light red and 13 orange, while two yellow districts will appear for the first time, the Slovak Government decided this week, TASR reports.
Presidents of Kazakhstan and Tajikistan hold bilateral talks DUSHANBE. KAZINFORM As part of his official visit President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev met with President of Tajikistan Emomali Rakhmon to hold bilateral talks in restricted attendance at the Kasri Millat Palace in Dushanbe, the Akorda press service reports.
Gov’t to add Okinawa to COVID-19 state of emergency: source TOKYO. KAZINFORM - The Japanese government is making arrangements to add Okinawa Prefecture to the areas under its COVID-19 state of emergency declaration amid surging infections in the southern island region, a government source said Thursday, Kyodo reports.
Price of Brent crude oil down below $66 per barrel first time since April 28 MOSCOW. KAZINFORM The price of futures contracts of Brent crude oil for July 2021 delivery has dropped by 4.24% to $65.8 per barrel on London's ICE, diving below the $66 per barrel level for the first time since April 28, 2021, according to the trading data as of 5:30 pm Moscow time.
Occasional showers with thunderstorms forecast for Kazakhstan May 20 NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM – Inclement weather will persist in most regions of Kazakhstan on Thursday, May 20. Parts of the country will see occasional showers with thunderstorms, hail, and squall. Only the southwest of Kazakhstan will enjoy weather without precipitation, Kazinform has learnt from Kazhydromet.
WHO records spike of 34,000 COVID-19 cases worldwide, compared to Tuesday GENEVA. KAZINFORM - More than 546,000 new cases of novel coronavirus have been confirmed globally in the past 24 hours, which is up by 31,000 cases in comparison with the previous day, the World Health Organization (WHO) said in its daily bulletin, adding that a total number of infections increased to 163.86 million, TASS reports.