The U.S. provides additional assistance to Kazakhstan to respond to COVID-19 NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM - The United States Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), has committed an additional 348 million tenge ($800,000) to mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 outbreak in Kazakhstan, Kazinform reports with the reference to the U.S. Embassy in Kazakhstan.
China to donate another 30 mln USD supporting WHO's fight against COVID-19 BEIJING. KAZINFORM - China decided to donate another 30 million U.S. dollars to the World Health Organization (WHO) in support of global efforts to fight COVID-19 and the construction of public health systems in developing countries, a Foreign Ministry spokesperson said here Thursday.
PM Mamin partakes in session of Eurasian Intergovernmental Council NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM - Prime Minister Askar Mamin took part in an extraordinary meeting of the Eurasian Intergovernmental Council which was held in the format of videoconference, Kazinform reports citing the official website of the Prime Minister.
Kazakhstan exploration may attract KZT50 bln of private investment NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM – Kazakhstan has adopted a new Code on Subsoil. Thus, the Australian model for issuing licenses has been introduced in the country, Kazinform reports citing the press service of the Ministry of Industry and Infrastructure Development of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
Over 27 thousand km of local network roads to be repaired by 2025 NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM - Over 27 thousand kilometers of local network roads are planned to be repaired by 2025, this was announced by the Chairman of the Committee for Roads under the Ministry of Industry and Infrastructure Development Sairanbek Barmakov.
Shanghai, Hainan airports earn 5 stars from intl rating agency SHANGHAI. KAZINFORM - Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport and Haikou Meilan International Airport both achieved a five-star standard in China, while Beijing Daxing International Airport, as well as another nine airports, received four stars, according to the 2020 Airport Rating by Skytrax, the London-based research agency in the air transport industry.
China to donate another $30mln to WHO: Foreign Ministry BEIJING. KAZINFORM - China has decided to donate another $30 million to the World Health Organization for containing COVID-19 and supporting developing countries in improving their health systems, Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang announced on Thursday, China Daily reports.
Official: COVID-19 kills 90 more in Iran TEHRAN. KAZINFORM - The head of Iran's Health Ministry's Public Relations Office said on Thursday that 64,843 people out of a total of 87,026 infected with the coronavirus have survived and recovered while 5,481 have lost their lives to the potentially deadly virus.
Nur-Sultan volunteers hand out medical masks to citizens NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM - The volunteer headquarters of the city government for youth policy, together with volunteers of Jas Otan, continue to distribute food baskets and hygiene products (medical masks, antiseptic agents) among needy citizens, Kazinform reports citing the press service of the city’s Akimat.
Kazakh, Uzbek FMs eye regional cooperation amid coronavirus pandemic NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM – At the initiative of the Uzbek side, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan Mukhtar Tileuberdi and his Uzbek counterpart Abdulaziz Kamilov had a telephone conversation, Kazinform has learnt from the press service of the Kazakh MFA.
UAE Press: The spirit of Ramadan shines despite worldwide lockdowns ABU DHABI. KAZINFORM A UAE newspaper has said that this year, the challenges of the holy month offer us an opportunity to reflect upon what is truly essential, and cherish the things and the people we may have taken for granted prior to the pandemic.
Confirmed coronavirus cases in Brazil total 43,000 RIO DE JANEIRO. KAZINFORM - Brazil has reported 43,079 cases of COVID-19 and 2,741 deaths from the disease on Tuesday (Apr. 21), as per official data updated daily. The death rate stands at 6.4 percent. In the last 24 hours, new cases amounted to 2,498 and deaths 166, Agencia Brasil reports.
S. Korean economy shrinks 1.4 pct in Q1 amid virus fallout, sharpest contraction since 2008 SEOUL. KAZINFORM South Korea's economy shrank 1.4 percent on-quarter in the first quarter of this year, as the coronavirus pandemic crippled industrial output, consumer spending and job markets, the Bank of Korea (BOK) said Thursday.