Outdoor areas at restaurants and fitness centers to reopen from next week in Slovakia BRATISLAVA. KAZINFORM - The Government approved on Wednesday that from next week, outdoor seating areas at restaurants as well as fitness centres can reopen, Prime Minister Eduard Heger (OLaNO) said at a press conference on the same day, in the presence of all coalition partners, calling upon people to continue to observe rules, TASR reports.
Almaty and Johns Hopkins clinic strengthens cooperation against COVID-19 SAN FRANCISCO. KAZINFORM - Under the chairmanship of the Deputy Mayor of Almaty Erzhan Babakumarov, an online webinar was held with representatives of the Johns Hopkins clinic, dedicated to the exchange of experience in the fight against COVID-19, Kazinform has learnt from the press service of the Kazakh MFA.
Tokyo, Osaka region to come under COVID emergency from Sun. to May 11 TOKYO. KAZINFORM - The Japanese government is considering placing Tokyo and three western prefectures of Osaka, Kyoto and Hyogo under a state of emergency from Sunday to May 11, covering the country's upcoming string of holidays, in an attempt to curb surging COVID-19 infections, a senior official said Thursday, Kyodo reports.
1st batch of Kazakhstan’s homegrown vaccine QazVac released KORDAI. KAZINFORM – Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan Yeraly Tugzhanov took part in the release of the first batch of Kazakhstan’s homegrown vaccine QazVac (QazCovid-in) produced at the Research Institute for Biological Safety Problems, Kazinform has learnt from the prime minister’s press service.
New Chairman of Board of JSC «NC «KazAvtoZhol» appointed NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM – Askar Maratuly has been appointed the new Chairman of the Management Board of JSC «NC «KazAvtoZhol», Kazinform has learnt from the press service of the Ministry of Industrial and Infrastructural Development of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
New Honorary Consul of Kazakhstan in Iceland named LONDON. KAZINFORM - An online meeting introduced the new Honorary Consul of the Republic of Kazakhstan in Iceland, Sigurdur Atli Jonsson. Among the attendees were Erlan Idrissov, Ambassador of the Republic of Kazakhstan to the UK, as well as to Iceland and Ireland concurrently; Petur Thorsteinsson, Deputy Chief of Protocol and Director for Economic Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Iceland, as well as the newly appointed Honorary Consul of the Republic of Kazakhstan in Iceland Sigurdur Atli Jonsson, who is the Deputy Chairman and Senior Advisor at Arctic Green Energy, Kazinform has learnt from the press service of the Kazakh MFA.
Budgetary funds of over KZT800bn to be provided for socio-economic development of Atyrau rgn ATYRAU. KAZINFORM – The implementation of the comprehensive plan for social and economic development of Atyrau region until 2025 will allow developing manufacturing, agriculture, and tourism as well as address energy and environmental issues, Kazakh Head of State Kassym-Jomart Tokayev said, Kazinform correspondent reports.
37 new schools to be built in Atyrau region NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM – 37 new schools for 23,000 schoolchildren are expected to be constructed in Atyrau region, Head of State Kassym-Jomart Tokayev revealed at the Thursday session for the issues of socioeconomic development of Atyrau region, Kazinform correspondent reports.
Meeting chaired by President raised road quality issues in country NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM – Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev gave a number of instructions to improve the road surface in the country during the meeting on the social and economic development of Atyrau region, Kazinform correspondent reports.
Kazakh President charges to improve reliability of western region’s electric power system ATYRAU. KAZINFORM Pursuant to the Kazakh President’s task the scheme for strengthening transit ties between the country’s western regions and their integration with the country’s united energy system is being developed.
3,345 air passengers arrived in Kazakhstan with COVID-19 tests NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM 26 international flights arrived in Kazakhstan on April 21 from the UAE, Egypt, South Korea, Germany, Turkey, Georgia, Belarus, Russia, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan, the sanitary and epidemiological control department reports.
COVID: Italy starts distributing J&J vaccine ROME. KAZINFORM Italy is starting to distribute a batch of 184,000 doses of Johnson & Johnson's Janssen COVID-19 vaccine to its regions on Wednesday. Like the AstraZeneca jab, the Italian authorities are recommending the Johnson & Johnson vaccine only be given to over-60s after the European Medicines Agency (EMA) said it could be linked to some highly rare cases of blood clots in younger people.
Kazakhstan ratified Treaties on Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters with 27 states NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM «Kazakhstan ratified Treaties on Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters with 27 states of the world,» 1st Deputy Prosecutor General of Kazakhstan Berik Asylov told the Senate plenary session, Kazinform reports.
S. Korea: New virus cases in 700s for 2nd day; vaccinations set to top 2 mln SEOUL. KAZINFORM - South Korea reported more than 700 new virus cases for the second straight day on Thursday amid lingering woes over another wave of the pandemic as the country's vaccination campaign gathers pace, with vaccinations set to top 2 million, Yonhap reports.
At least 22 Covid patients killed in India after oxygen supply disrupted NEW DELHI. KAZINFORM At least 22 Covid-19 patients were killed on Wednesday at a hospital in India's western state of Maharashtra, after a leak in an oxygen tank led to the supply being disrupted for dozens of patients connected to ventilators.