COVID-19 pandemic: countries urged to take stronger action to stop spread of harmful information GENEVA. KAZINFORM The World Health Organization (WHO) together with the UN, specialised agencies and partners today called on countries to develop and implement action plans to promote the timely dissemination of science-based information and prevent the spread of false information while respecting freedom of expression.
Soyuz MS-17 crew to return to Earth on April 9, 2021 MOSCOW. KAZINFORM The crew of the Soyuz MS-17 spacecraft, scheduled to leave for the International Space Station (ISS) on October 14, will be brough back to Earth on April 9, 2021, the crew’s commander, Sergei Ryzhikov, told a news conference on Thursday.
Covid-19 working-hour losses equate to 495M full-time jobs: study GENEVA. KAZINFORM The number of working hours lost in the second quarter of 2020 was equivalent to 495 million full-time jobs and global income declined by $3.5 trillion between January and September, according to a report from the International Labour Organization on Wednesday.
Kazakhstan takes over CICA Chairmanship for 2020-2022 NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM – Foreign Affairs Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan Mukhtar Tileuberdi chaired a virtual meeting of the foreign ministers of the member states of the Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA), Kazinform has learnt from the Telegram Channel of the Kazakh MFA.
FMs of LLDC countries meet on the sidelines of 75th UN GA NUR-SULTAN-NEW YORK. KAZINFORM – An annual ministerial session of the Group of Landlocked Developing Countries (LLDC) chaired by Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan Mukhtar Tileuberdi was held in a virtual format, Kazinform has learnt from the press service of the Kazakh MFA.
Olympics: Japan to allow entry of athletes with COVID-19 tests TOKYO. KAZINFORM - Japan will allow the entry of foreign athletes for next summer's rescheduled Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics if they meet a set of requirements, such as presenting negative test results for the novel coronavirus upon their arrival, a government-led panel said Wednesday, Kyodo News reports.
Social Health Insurance Fund to provide over KZT159bn to fight COVID-19, pneumonia NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM – Over KZT159bn for COVID-19 and pneumonia battle is to be provided by the Social Health Insurance Fund, Bolat Tokezhanov, Chairman of the Board of the Fund told a press conference at the Central Communications Service, Kazinform correspondent reports.
Park named after Abai opened in Antalya ANTALYA. KAZINFORM – An opening ceremony of a park and plaque honoring the prominent Kazakh poet and thinker Abai has taken place at the initiative of the Kazakh Embassy in Turkey as part of the poet’s 175th anniversary celebrations, Kazinform cites the press service of the Foreign Ministry of Kazakhstan.
Kazakhstan abolishes death penalty NEW YORK. KAZINFORM – The death penalty has been officially abolished in Kazakhstan as Permanent Representative of Kazakhstan to the UN Kairat Umarov signed the second protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, Kazinform cites the Foreign Ministry of Kazakhstan.
New virus cases over 100 for 2nd day, sporadic cluster infections still worrisome in S Korea SEOUL. KAZINFORM - South Korea's daily new coronavirus cases stayed over 100 for the second straight day Thursday, as sporadic cluster infections continued to strain the country's virus fight ahead of major holidays, Yonhap reports.
Unemployment up 27.6% in Brazil in 4 months of pandemic BRASILIA. KAZINFORM - Brazil’s unemployed population in August encompassed 12.9 million people, up 0.5 percentage points from July to August, meaning the percentage of unemployed people within the country’s economically active population went 13.1 to 13.6 percent, Agencia Brasil reports.
UK records another 6,178 coronavirus cases amid mounting pressure on furlough scheme replacement LONDON. KAZINFORM - Another 6,178 people have tested positive for coronavirus in Britain as pressure is building up on the government on the replacement of the government's furlough scheme, Xinhua reports.