Health workers, teachers and students among first to receive coronavirus vaccine KARAGANDA. KAZINFORM Deputy chairman of the medical and pharmaceutical control committee of the Kazakh Healthcare Ministry Nurlybek Asylbekov told about who will be among the first to receive the coronavirus vaccine produced in Karaganda.
UK coronavirus variant is in Belgium, NL, but 'not yet' in France MADRID. KAZINFORM A new infectious strain of coronavirus that was detected in the United Kingdom last week and which has led to increased restrictions on large parts of England ahead of the Christmas holidays has been circulating in Belgium and the Netherlands for at least a month, authorities in Brussels said.
Mangistau rgn to toughen quarantine requirements AKTAU. KAZINFORM «Mangistau region will toughen quarantine requirements starting from December 25 as the number of coronavirus cases keeps rising. The regional emergency operations centre is set to develop a new decree,» head of the regional sanitary and epidemiological control department Gaziz Naduyev told a briefing.
The U. S. delivers over $6 million to support Kazakhstan’s COVID-19 response NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM The U.S. government through its Agency for International Development (USAID) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) delivered $6.2 million worth of assistance including essential laboratory equipment and supplies to support the Government of Kazakhstan’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020.
Primary batch of coronavirus vaccine produced in Karaganda sent to Russia for check KARAGANDA. KAZINFORM The Karaganda pharmaceutical complex was chosen to produce Russian coronavirus vaccine, Sputnik V. The vaccine is produced as part of the agreements concluded by President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev and President of Russia Vladimir Putin.
276 int’l observers accredited for Kazakhstan’s parliamentary elections NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM «276 international observers were accredited for the forthcoming elections to the Majilis and maslikats slated for January 10, 2021,» member of the Central Election Commission of Kazakhstan Anastasia Shchegortsova said.
First Geological Museum unveils in Kazakh capital NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM The first Geological Museum unveiled today in Nur-Sultan. Kazakh Ecology, Geology and Natural Resources Minister Magzum Mirzagaliyev and Nur-Sultan Mayor Altai Kulginov took part in the opening ceremony, the Ministry’s Telegram Channel reports.
Expert says all vaccines effective despite coronavirus mutation MOSCOW. KAZINFORM The COVID-19 genome’s mutation detected in the United Kingdom has not affected the antigenic structure and all developed vaccines will be effective against the new strain, virologist and chief researcher at the Gamaleya Research Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology Viktor Zuyev said in an interview with Rossiya-24 TV channel.
Brazil surpasses 7.2 million cases of COVID-19 BRASILIA. KAZINFORM - Brazil has has 7.213 million confirmed cases of COVID-19, according to the report published Sunday (Dec. 20) by the Ministry of Health. Of these, 6.22 million patients have recovered, and 804 thousand are being monitored, Agencia Brasil reports.
Tokyo stocks drop as new virus variant raises global recovery worries TOKYO. KAZINFORM - Tokyo stocks ended lower Tuesday as selling took hold across the board on growing concerns that the coronavirus pandemic will be prolonged with a new variant of the virus spreading in Europe and hamper a global economic recovery, Kyodo reports.
Government considers Plan of Legislative Work for 2021 NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM - At the government session chaired by Prime Minister Askar Mamin, the progress in the implementation of the Plan of Legislative Work of the Government for 2020 and the draft Plan for 2021 were considered, Kazinform has learnt from primeminister.kz.
Many hospitals heading for collapse in Slovakia, health offices also under pressure BRATISLAVA. KAZINFORM - Hospitals and health-care professionals are currently experiencing the biggest pressure they’ve faced since the novel coronavirus pandemic began, and the prospects don’t look good at all, Slovakia’s Chief Hygienist Jan Mikas wrote in an open letter before the Christmas holidays, adding that many hospitals are already heading for collapse, TASR reports.
Abai’s bust unveiled at United Nations Office at Geneva GENEVA. KAZINFORM - The grand opening of the bust of Abai, celebrating the 175th anniversary of the great Kazakh scholar and poet, and commemorating the 75th anniversary of the United Nations, took place in the historic building of the UN in Geneva. The opening ceremony of the bust of Abai was attended by representatives of a number of UN member states, Kazinform has learnt from the press service of the Kazakh MFA.
Islamabad hosts int'l conference 'Al-Farabi Global Forum' ISLAMABAD. KAZINFORM - On December 21-22, 2020, in the capital of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Islamabad, was held an international scientific and practical conference on the theme «Al-Farabi Global forum» dedicated to the scientific and humanitarian heritage of Abu Nasr al-Farabi, and celebration of the 1150th anniversary of the birth of the great scientist and thinker, Kazinform has learnt from the press service of the Kazakh MFA.
Blizzard, fog, gusty wind in store for Kazakhstan Dec 22 NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM – Snowfall, gusty wind, and blizzard are in store for northern, northwestern, and eastern Kazakhstan on Tuesday, December 22. The rest of the country will enjoy weather without precipitation, Kazinform has learnt from Kazhydromet.
New virus cases under 1,000 for 2nd day, private gatherings to be banned from Wednesday SEOUL. KAZINFORM - South Korea's daily new coronavirus cases fell below 1,000 for a second day on Tuesday, but the nation again record its highest daily death toll as health authorities tightened virus curbs to slow the spread of the virus, Yonhap reports.