G-20 should lead preparation for next pandemic: vaccine alliance chief TOKYO. KAZINFORM The Group of 20 major economies should lead global efforts to prepare for the next pandemic, the head of one of the organizations co-leading a body promoting global access to COVID vaccines has said, expecting their leaders to make progress to that end later this month in Rome.
Belarus, Kazakhstan discuss joint efforts to maintain regional security MINSK. KAZINFORM During the visit of the Belarusian delegation to Nur-Sultan, State Secretary of the Security Council of the Republic of Belarus Aleksandr Volfovich toured a number of local research facilities and industrial enterprises on 21 October, BelTA learned from the State Secretariat of the Security Council.
ANSA: Italy's COVID-19 Rt number, incidence up slightly ROME. KAZINFORM Italy's COVID-19 Rt transmission number was up slightly at 0.86 in the period between September 29 and October 12, according to a draft of the latest coronavirus monitoring report of the health ministry and the Higher Health Institute (ISS).
Kazakhstan names new vice minister of labor and social protection of population NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM – By governmental order Ruslan Sakeev has been appointed Vice Minister of Labor and Social Protection of Population of Kazakhstan, Kazinform cites the press service of the Prime Minister of Kazakhstan.
Death toll in gunpowder plant blast in central Russia rises to 16 — source MOSCOW. KAZINFORM - The death toll in a gunpowder plant blast and fire in the Ryazan Region in central Russia has risen to 16 people and the bodies of 12 of them have been found, a source in emergencies services told TASS on Friday.
Kazakh President to pay state visit to Turkmenistan NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM - On October 24-25, President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev will pay a state visit to Turkmenistan at the invitation of President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow, Kazinform has learnt from the Facebook account of the President’s State Secretary Berik Uali.
Kazakh Ambassador meets with Speaker of UK House of Commons LONDON. KAZINFORM - Ambassador of Kazakhstan to the UK Erlan Idrissov met with the Speaker of the House of Commons of the UK Parliament Sir Lindsay Hoyle MP. The sides discussed the current state of bilateral ties, including inter-parliamentary cooperation, Kazinform has learnt from the press service of the Kazakh MFA.
Kazakhstan sees drop in number of occupational injuries in past 5 yrs NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM - The frequency of occupational accidents has been steadily falling in Kazakhstan, Yerbol Nurgaliyev, Chairman of the Kazakh Committee on Labor, Social Protection, and Migration, said, Kazinform correspondent reports.
Cinematographer killed, director injured after accidental shooting involving Alec Baldwin NEW MEXICO. KAZINFORM - On the set of the movie «Rust» in New Mexico, its director of photography was killed and movie director injured after actor Alec Baldwin discharged a prop firearm on Thursday, according to a law enforcement statement provided to CNN.
Kazakh-Ukrainian tandem to play in ATP 250 European Open in Belgium NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM – Kazakhstan’s Aleksandr Nedovyesov and Ukrainian Denys Molchanov have reached the semifinal of the Men’s Doubles event at the ATP 250 European Open in Antwerp, Belgium, Kazinform has learnt from the National Olympic Committee.
Coronavirus transmission in Brazil still on wane BRASILIA. KAZINFORM - The transmission of the novel coronavirus (Sars-CoV-2) continues on the decline, as per the COVID-19 Observatory report, by the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz). For the epidemiological week comprising October 10 through 16, daily decreases were reported—4.8 percent in the case tally and 3.6 percent in the death toll. In this time span, daily averages of 10.2 thousand confirmed cases and 330 fatalities were reported across the country, Agencia Brasil reports.
Tokyo, Osaka to lift COVID curbs on eateries Mon. as infections drop TOKYO. KAZINFORM - The Tokyo and Osaka governments said Thursday they will lift coronavirus restrictions on restaurants and bars from next week for the first time in 11 months as infections continue to decline across Japan, Kyodo reports.
Precipitation forecast for Kazakhstan Oct 22 NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM – Heavy precipitation in the form of rain and snow, bleak wind, fog, black ice, and even blizzard are expected in most of Kazakhstan. Only Atyrau and Mangistau regions will see weather without precipitation on Friday, October 22, Kazinform has learnt from Kazhydromet.