Health authorities see no link between flu shots, deaths, will go ahead with vaccine program SEOUL. KAZINFORM The head of South Korea's public health body said Wednesday there was no direct link between flu shots and recent reported deaths and the government will go ahead with the nationwide flu vaccine program.
WHO reports record weekly growth in coronavirus cases GENEVA. KAZINFORM The number of coronavirus cases in the world increased over the past week by more than 2.4 mln, which is the highest weekly figure since the beginning of the pandemic. The number of deaths increased by more than 36,000, which is roughly in line with the previous week, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).
NYC on way to tourism revival with newly-created branch, concerted efforts NEW YORK. KAZINFORM As the largest city of the United States, New York is making multi-facet efforts to revive its tourism industry from the fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic, and its overall endeavor has been carried out smoothly, according to an official organization of the city.
President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev held the Inaugural meeting of the Supreme Council for Reforms NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM The Inaugural meeting of the Supreme Council for Reforms under the chairmanship of Kazakhstan President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev was held at the Akorda Palace,the Akorda press service reports.
Cathay Pacific to lay off 5,900 employees, close low-cost subsidiary HONG. KONG. KAZINFORM Hong Kong's flag carrier Cathay Pacific announced Wednesday it would lay off 5,900 employees and close low-cost subsidiary Cathay Dragon following corporate restructuring in response to the coronavirus's effect on aviation.
Astana’s Boaro and Felline in breakaway in Giro d’Italia Stage 16 NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM - The third and last week at the Corsa Rosa began with a long transition stage, which ended with a soloist taking the stage. Manuele Boaro and Fabio Felline stayed in the breakaway of the day, which was gone for most of the stage with Manuele Boaro launching an attack on the final kilometers. The Italian rider finished the stage in a great 9 th place, while Fabio Felline crossed the line in 17th position, Kazinform has learnt from the club’s press service.
Kazakh Vice FM participates in CA-EU High-Level Political and Security Dialogue NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM - Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan Marat Syzdykov has participated in the online meeting of the High-level Political and Security Dialogue between Central Asia and European Union, Kazinform has learnt from Kazakh MFA’s press service.
New 1st Five Minister of Digital Development, Innovations and Aerospace Industry appointed NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM – Anuar Akhmetzhanov has been named as the First Vice Minister of Digital Development, Innovations and Aerospace Industry of the Republic of Kazakhstan in line with the Government’s decree, Kazinform has learnt from the prime minister’s press service.
Antiparasitic used in Brazil may slash COVID-19 viral load by 95% BRASILIA. KAZINFORM - Brazil’s Minister of Science, Technology, and Innovation Marcos Pontes, stated Monday (Oct. 19) that the drug nitazoxanide, an antiparasitic known in Brazil for its use in the treatment against the rotavirus, can reduce the COVID-19 viral load in patients early after infection by up to 95 percent, Agencia Brasil reports.
New appointment made in General Prosecutor’s Office NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM – Sabit Nurlybai has been appointed the Chairman of the Legal Statistics and Special Records Committee of the General Prosecutor’s Office of the Republic of Kazakhstan by a presidential decree, Kazinform has learnt from the Akorda press service.
Astana’s Izagirre 13th in Vuelta a España Stage 1 NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM - The Vuelta a España 2020 has started today with a demanding stage from Irun to the iconic climb Arrate in Eibar (173 km). With four climbs in the menu, including the final 5-km-long accent to Arrate the stage immediately became a battlefield for the GC-contenders, Kazinform has learnt from the club’s press service.
NASA explorer touches down on asteroid Bennu for sample collection WASHINGTON. KAZINFORM - A NASA space explorer on Tuesday touched down on the surface of the asteroid Bennu to collect rock samples and return them to Earth for study in what would be the first such mission for the U.S. space agency, Kyodo News reports.
Elections to Majilis: Kazakh President on rights of parliamentary opposition NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM – The amends and changes to the Constitutional Law on the Kazakh Parliament and the Status of its Deputies and the Law on Committees and Commissions of the Kazakh Parliament have been made in Kazakhstan for the election of one Chairperson and two Secretaries of the Majilis Standing Committees from among deputies of the Parliamentary opposition, Kazinform reports.
Rain showers forecast for north and west of Kazakhstan on Oct 21 NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM – On October 21, precipitation (mainly rain) is forecast for the north, southwest and west of Kazakhstan. The rest part of the country is to enjoy the weather without precipitation. Strong wind, fog in the western, northwestern and eastern parts, ice in the west and northwest at night and in the morning, are to hit the country in places, Kazinform cites Kazhydromet.