Japan confirms 2nd new virus case, braces for Chinese tourist influx TOKYO. KAZINFORM - Japan confirmed Friday a second infection related to a deadly new coronavirus, rushing to take preventive steps against the outbreak in China ahead of an expected influx of tourists from that country during its Lunar New Year holiday, Kyodo reports.
UN Assistant Secretary-General to visit Kazakhstan next week NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM - Fabrizio Hochschild, Assistant Secretary-General for Strategic Coordination, UN Executive Office of the Secretary-General and Special Adviser on the Preparations for the Commemoration of the 75th Anniversary of the United Nations, is set to visit Kazakhstan in January 31-February 1, Kazinform has learnt from the official spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Aibek Smadiyarov.
Astana’s De Vreese breaks away again in Santos Tour Down Under Stage 4 NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM - Despite of a hilly profile in the first part of the distance, the fourth stage of 152.8 km from Norwood to Murray Bridge provided a good possibility to the sprinters to fight for a stage win. The only factor which could play a role was a crosswind, expected to blow in the final of the race. But, in fact, the wind was not strong enough to create echelons and, finally, everything ended with a bunch sprint won by the Australian Caleb Ewan, Kazinform has learnt from the club’s press service.
2nd case of Wuhan coronavirus puts S. Korea on alert during holidays Wel SEOUL. KAZINFORM South Korea on Friday reported its second confirmed case of the China coronavirus amid mounting fears of the pneumonia-like illness that is spreading throughout China and other parts of the world during the Lunar New Year holiday, YONHAP reported.
Queen Elizabeth II signs Brexit bill into law LONDON. KAZINFORM The Brexit withdrawal agreement outlining conditions of the United Kingdom’s departure from the European Union drafted by Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s government has become a law after Queen Elizabeth II signed it on Thursday.The British House of Commons’ Deputy Speaker Nigel Evans informed MPs that the bill was officially signed, TASS reported.
Head of State commissions to cut spending on Abai’s 175th anniversary celebration NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM Head of State Kassym-Jomart Tokayev commissioned to cut spending on the celebration of the 175th anniversary of great Kazakh poet and philosopher Abai in the East Kazakhstan region, Kazinform correspondent reports.