National Bank: Kazakhstan's GDP decreased by 1.8% NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM - According to the results of the first half of 2020, Kazakhstan's GDP has decreased by 1.8%, while the forecast was -1.5%. This is due to the downturn in the service sector, despite the relaxation of quarantine measures and the opening of trade and catering facilities from mid-May 2020. Kazinform reported with the reference to the press service of the National Bank.
Volunteers participating in Russia’s COVID-19 vaccine trials develop antibodies MOSCOW. KAZINFORM - Members of the second group of volunteers taking part in trials of a coronavirus vaccine at Moscow's Burdenko Main Military Clinic Hospital have developed antibodies, Medical Service Colonel Sergei Borisevich, the head of the 48th Central Research Institute of the Russian Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Protection Troops, told the Krasnaya Zvezda newspaper.
Kazakhstan names new Vice Minister of Trade and Integration NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM - By the Decree of the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Assel Zhanasova was appointed to the post of Vice Minister of Trade and Integration, Kazinform reported with the reference to the press service of the Prime Minister.
139 medical workers contract coronavirus in E Kazakhstan rgn UST-KAMENOGORSK. KAZINFORM - 139 medical workers were diagnosed with the novel coronavirus infection in East Kazakhstan region, Kazinform correspondent reports referring to the head of the regional healthcare department Ilyas Mukhamedzhan.
National Bank reduces base rate to 9% NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM - The National Bank of Kazakhstan has made an unplanned decision to reduce the base rate to the level of 9% per annum with the expansion of the corridor to +/- 1,5 percentage points. Consequently, the rate for the liquidity provision standing facilities is 10.5% and for the liquidity withdrawal standing facilities – 7.5%, Kazinform has learnt from the press service of the National Bank.
UAE makes successful launch of historic first mission to Mars ABU DHABI. KAZINFORM - H.H. Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs, said the successful launch of the ''Hope Probe'' is the result of a visionary state vision and sincere efforts which have fructified into an indelible achievement that will go down in the annals of history, WAM informs.
New generation lung ventilators produced in Kokshetau KOKSHETAU. KAZINFORM - JSC «Tynys» in the city of Kokshetau (Akmola region) produces one of the new generation lung ventilators «Kokchetav-4P». The device is designed for ventilation of lungs with an oxygen-air mixture and can operate both autonomously and connected to a common oxygen supply system, Kazinform correspondent reports with the reference to the company's Instagram account.
PM meets with Belarusian President Lukashenko MINSK. KAZINFORM - As part of his visit to Minsk, Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan Askar Mamin met with President of the Republic of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko and took part in a session of the Eurasian Intergovernmental Council, Kazinform refers to primeminister.kz.
Bollywood star Aishwarya Rai and daughter in hospital with COVID-19 NEW DELHI. KAZINFORM Indian actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and her daughter are in hospital after testing positive for coronavirus this week, days after her husband and father-in-law were admitted, the Times of India reported on Saturday.
Kazakhstan buys 3,000 Avifavir pharmaceuticals to treat COVID-19 patients NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM - The memorandum of cooperation signed by Samruk Kazyna Fund and the Kazakh Health Ministry has led to the purchase of 100 ambulance vehicles, 1,000 oxygen concentrators, 50 lung ventilators, 1,000 pulse oximeters, and 3,000 antiviral pharmaceuticals Avifavir, Kazinform reports.
Oxford scientific symposium focuses on al-Farabi’s legacy OXFORD. KAZINFORM - ‘Al-Farabi: life and legacy’ was the title of the international scientific symposium hosted at the premises of the University of Oxford to celebrate the 1,150th anniversary of Abu Nasr al-Farabi, the great scholar of the East. Leading researchers of al-Farabi’s legacy from the UK, Kazakhstan, the USA and Germany took part in the online symposium, Kazinform has learnt from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Almaty receives over 30 tons of medical cargo from India ALMATY. KAZINFORM - 33 tons of medical cargo purchased by Inkar company have arrived from India in Almaty city today. The pharmaceuticals were purchased at the expense of the Almaty city administration to form the stabilization fund, Kazinform correspondent cites the city administration.
Nur-Sultan education department comments on preschool facilities' reopening NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM - Sholpan Kadyrova, head of the education department of Nur-Sultan, has commented on reopening of day care and preschool facilities during an online briefing at the capital's administration on Monday, Kazinform correspondent reports.
Roadblocks considered for Burabay resort to stop sunseekers from flocking AKMOLA REGION. KAZINFORM - Many people flocked to the beaches of Burabay - a national natural park - this past weekend despite the nationwide ban on swimming introduced as part of the measures to fight the spread of COVID-19, Kazinform cites Khabar 24.
Internal Affairs Minister reports to President on suppression of illicit sale of pharmaceuticals NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM – Minister of Internal Affairs Yerlan Turgumbayev has reported to President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev on the work done to suppress illicit sale of pharmaceuticals and violation of the quarantine regime, Kazinform has learnt from the Akorda’s press service.
New quarantine changes come into effect in Nur-Sultan NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM - Several facilities' running time has been changed in Nur-Sultan city as the city extended the quarantine regime up until August 2, Kazinform cites the office of quality control and safety of goods and services of Nur-Sultan.
Heat, scattered rains are in store for Kazakhstan on Monday NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM – Scattered showers are to douse most of Kazakhstan accompanied by thunderstorms, squall, with high possibility of hail. Only the south of the country will enjoy weather without precipitation, Kazinform has learnt from Kazhydromet.