Tokyo reports 302 new coronavirus infections, lowest in 3 months TOKYO. KAZINFORM - The Tokyo metropolitan government reported Monday 302 new coronavirus infections, its lowest figure in three months, as officials continue to request that people refrain from unnecessary outings despite the downward trend, Kyodo reports.
New cases over 1,600 in S. Korea; concerns grow over further spread after Chuseok holiday SEOUL. KAZINFORM - South Korea's daily coronavirus cases fell to around 1,600 on Monday due to fewer tests over the weekend, but concerns have grown over a possible surge in infections after the Chuseok holiday, Yonhap reports.
Delta variant confirmed in almost all samples in August in Slovakia BRATISLAVA. KAZINFORM - The delta variant of novel coronavirus was discovered in almost all new cases of COVID-19 in August, said Slovakia’s Chief Hygienist Jan Mikas on Monday, adding that laboratories confirmed this by carrying out sequencing of almost 99 percent of the positive samples, TASR reports.
PM Mamin pays working visit to West Kazakhstan region URALSK. KAZINFORM - As part of his working trip to the West Kazakhstan region, Prime Minister of Kazakhstan Askar Mamin held a meeting on the further socio-economic development of the region and inspected implementation of projects of transport, housing, engineering and communication infrastructure, agro-industrial complex, Kazinform has learnt from primeminister.kz.
Wildfires surrounding California's sequoia groves spread to almost 40,000 acres LOS ANGELES. KAZINFORM Two huge wildfires, the Windy and KNP Complex fires, burning around the Sequoia National Forest and the Sequoia National Park in U.S. state California, spread to 18,075 acres (73.1 square km) and 21,777 acres (88.1 square km) respectively on Sunday.
Crucial for Turkic Council to seek for new tools of work with youth – Minister Balayeva TASHKENT. KAZINFORM – The regular 5th session of the ministers for youth affairs and sport of the Turkic Council was held in the capital of Uzbekistan on September 20. The unveiling ceremony of the First Young Entrepreneurs Forum IDEA took place with the framework of the ministerial meeting of the Cooperation Council of Turkic Speaking States, Kazinform reports.
EBRD President Renaud-Basso to visit Kazakhstan NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM The President of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), Odile Renaud-Basso, will visit Kazakhstan from 22 to 24 September for meetings with senior government officials and EBRD clients. This will be her first in-person visit to Central Asia’s largest state and to the region as EBRD President.
Bakhtiyar Adamzhan conquers international venues NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM - Astana Opera’s Principal Dancer, Honoured Worker of Kazakhstan, Grand Prix winner of many international ballet competitions Bakhtiyar Adamzhan continues to win over the hearts of the world audiences, Kazinform has learnt from the Astana Opera’s press service.
Sleet, frosts forecast for much of Kazakhstan Sept 20 NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM – The greater part of the country is to expect unstable weather conditions on September 20, causing thunderstorms in the south, southeast, and west, little precipitation as sleet in the north and east, and frosts in eight regions, Kazinform cites the National Weather Forecast Kazhydromet.