IOC's Bach says Tokyo Olympics will be held, not mulling «plan B» TOKYO. KAZINFORM International Olympic Committee chief Thomas Bach voiced confidence Thursday that the Tokyo Olympics will go ahead this summer, saying there is «no plan B» even as doubts grow amid a sharp resurgence of coronavirus cases in the Japanese capital and elsewhere.
Kazakhstan’s rural dwellers to receive loans for businesses that contribute to conservation of biodiversity NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM Second phase of the Eco-Damu Loan Program (the Program) for the period of 2020-2024 was launched by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Kazakhstan, jointly with the Forestry and Wildlife Committee of the Ministry of Ecology, Geology and Natural Resources of the Republic of Kazakhstan (the Ministry) and the Fund of Financial Support for Agriculture (the Fund).
Important stage of journalism by field development to kicks off ALMATY. KAZINFORM Education of the first 50 journalists for state and private mass media will kick off at the Asfendiyarov Kazakh National Medical University in February this year, Information and Social Development Minister Aida Balayeva said while visiting the Kazakh National University, Kazinform reports.
UAE ranks first globally in several indexes related to addressing COVID-19 pandemic ABU DHABI. KAZINFORM - The UAE has ranked first globally in terms of the number of indexes related to addressing the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, from addressing the virus to the recovery period and overcoming the health, economic and social repercussions of the crisis, WAM reports.
3 test positive for COVID-19 upon returning to Kazakhstan NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM – Three nationals of Kazakhstan who returned home on January 19, 2021 have tested positive for COVID-19, Kazinform has learnt from the official Telegram channel of the Special Commission for fighting the spread of COVID-19.
Belarus State University scientists develop unique complex for remote sensing of Earth MINSK. KAZINFORM – Scientists of the Belarusian State University (BSU) have developed a unique complex for the remote observation of Earth's surface. The Multiscan system is designed to collect and analyze data about reflection spectrums, the temperature, and the location of objects. The system can be carried by various aerial vehicles such as aircraft, helicopters, and drones, the university's press service told BelTA.
Chinese mainland reports 126 new locally transmitted COVID-19 cases BEIJING. KAZINFORM - The Chinese mainland on Wednesday reported 144 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases, including 126 locally transmitted and 18 arriving from outside the mainland, the National Health Commission said Thursday, Xinhua reports.
Diabetes activist Natalya Tukalevskaya honored with Kurmet Order ALMATY. KAZINFORM – Minister of Information and Social Development Aida Balayeva awarded Natalya Tukalevskaya, the Executive Director of the Public Fund of Diabetic Education of the Republic of Kazakhstan, with Kurmet Order on behalf of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, Kazinform reports.
Almost 300 COVID-19 patients in critical condition in Kazakhstan NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM – 25,088 people are under treatment for the coronavirus infection in Kazakhstan as of January 21, Kazinform has learnt from the official Telegram channel of the Ministry of Healthcare of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
Japan’s 2020 exports fall 11%, largest drop in 11 yrs due to pandemic TOKYO. KAZINFORM - Japan's exports in 2020 plunged 11.1 percent from the previous year, marking the largest fall in 11 years, as the new coronavirus pandemic battered global demand for industrial products such as cars, government data showed Thursday, Kyodo reports.
COVID-19: Almaty city in ‘yellow zone’ NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM – The Kazakh capital, Nur-Sultan, as well as Akmola, Atyrau, West Kazakhstan, Kostanay, Pavlodar, and North Kazakhstan regions are under the ‘red zone’, the highest in a three-tier system used in Kazakhstan, in terms of spread of the coronavirus infection, Kazinform reports.
COVID-like pneumonia: 131 new cases, 2 deaths in Kazakhstan NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM – Kazakhstan has registered 131 new cases of the coronavirus-like pneumonia in the past day, up 13 from the previous day. The disease claimed lives of two people countrywide, Kazinform has learnt from coronavirus2020.kz.
New virus cases in 400s for 2nd day amid downward trend in S. Korea SEOUL. KAZINFORM - South Korea's daily new coronavirus cases stayed in 400s for the second consecutive day Thursday as health authorities try to further slow down infections with an enhanced social distancing scheme, Yonhap reports.
Slovakia has enough COVID-19 vaccines - PM BRATISLAVA. KAZINFORM - Slovakia has enough COVID-19 vaccines, including those produced by Pfizer and BioNTech or Moderna, Prime Minister Igor Matovic (OLaNO) claimed on Wednesday at a press conference, adding that Slovakia has contracted vaccines for 85 percent of the adult population, TASR reports.
Biden sworn in as 46th U.S. president, calls for national unity amid bitter division WASHINGTON. KAZINFORM - At an unusual inauguration closed to public due to the still raging coronavirus pandemic, U.S. President-elect Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th President of the United States on Wednesday at the West Front of the Capitol, which was breached two weeks ago by violent protesters trying to overturn his election victory, Xinhua reports.