World Health Assembly kicks off to focus on ending COVID-19, preparing for next pandemic GENEVA. KAZINFORM The 74th World Health Assembly (WHA) kicked off on Monday to stress the urgency of ending the current COVID-19 pandemic and preventing the next one by building a healthier, safer and fairer world.
Russia confirms 14 cases of Indian coronavirus strain, expert says MOSCOW. KAZINFORM At least 14 cases of the coronavirus strain first found in India have been confirmed in Russia so far, Deputy Director of the Federal Service for Surveillance on Consumer Rights Protection and Human Wellbeing’s Central Research Institute of Epidemiology Alexander Gorelov told reporters on Monday.
Elbasy condoles over death of academician Issa Baitullin NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM First President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev sent condolences to the family and relatives on the passing away of well-known scientist, Doctor of Biological Sciences, academician of the National Academy of Sciences Issa Baitullin, the Elbasy’s official website reads.
Emirates Post Group meets with Kazakhstan Ambassador for joint issuance of postage stamps DUBAI. KAZINFORM Mohamed Sultan Al-Qadi, Chairman of Emirates Post Group Company (EPG), received Madiyar Menilbekov, Ambassador of Kazakhstan to the UAE, and Makhambet Sagatov, First Secretary of the Embassy of Kazakhstan at the headquarters of Emirates Post Group in Dubai in the presence of Abdulla Mohammed Alashram, Group CEO of EPG.
Over 152,000 people vaccinated in Kazakh capital NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM – Over 152,000 people have received the first component of anti-COVID vaccine in the Kazakh capital, Nur-Sultan, as of May 24. The residents of Nur-Sutlan are inoculated with HayatVax based on the Chinese technology and Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine, Kazinform reports.
Monument to great Abai to be installed in Kharkiv KHARKIV. KAZINFORM – Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Kazakhstan in Ukraine H.E. Darkhan Kaletayev met with Secretary of the Kharkiv State Council Igor Terekhov in order to discuss the installment of a monument to great Kazakh poet and thinker Abai in the city, Kazinform reports.
Karaganda Pharmaceutical Plant to make over 1.5mln COVID-19 vaccine doses in June NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM - The Karaganda Pharmaceutical Plant and Health Ministry sealed a deal to churn out five million doses of the vaccine, the Plant’s Director General Sergey Baron said, Kazinform correspondent reports.
Japan opens state-run mass COVID vaccination centers in Tokyo, Osaka TOKYO. KAZINFORM - Japan opened state-run mass coronavirus vaccination centers on Monday in Tokyo and Osaka in a bid to accelerate an inoculation program that has lagged far behind other developed countries with just two months remaining before staging the Olympics, Kyodo reports.
S. Korea: New cases under 600 for 2nd day on fewer tests, distancing rules again extended SEOUL. KAZINFORM - South Korea's daily new coronavirus cases stayed below 600 for the second straight day Monday on fewer tests over the weekend, with a rebound in the reproduction rate, coupled with sporadic cluster infections, straining the country's antivirus fight, Yonhap reports.
Kazakhstani goalie is ‘Hero of the Day’ at 2021 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM – Kazakhstan hockey squad goalie Nikita Boyarkin who helped the team win two penalty shootouts at the 2021 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship in Latvia has been named «Hero of the Day», Kazinform cites Sports.kz.
COVID-19 risk downgraded for Almaty, Mangistau rgns in Kazakhstan NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM – Kazakhstan’s Almaty and Mangistau regions are now in the «green zone» on the map on the spread of COVID-19, Kazinform cites the Telegram channel of the Interdepartmental Commission on prevention of the spread of COVID-19.