EU travel, border chaos due to new UK coronavirus strain MADRID. KAZINFORM The discovery of a new highly infectious strain of coronavirus in the United Kingdom has caused severe travel disruption in the European Union, where some countries have extended border closures for UK travelers, while others have lifted the travel bans, albeit with restrictions remaining in place.
Legacy of Abai and Al-Farabi is heritage and pride of the whole world ASHGABAT-NUR-SULTAN-BAKU. KAZINFORM In commemoration of the 175th anniversary of the great Kazakh poet, philosopher Abai Kunanbayev and the 1150th anniversary of the outstanding Turkic scientist, philosopher, Abu Nasr Al-Farabi, the Embassy organized an online-roundtable with the participation of scientists from the International Turkic Academy, Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan: professor of the Kazakh National University after Al-Farabi, Dr. Zhakypbek Altay, Head of the Department of Philosophy of KazNU, PhD Asset Kuranbek, Associate Professor of the Department of Turkic Studies at Baku State University, head of the Abay Center at BSU Fatima Dursunova, Chief Expert of the International Turkic Academy Akyedil Toyshanuly, the Kazakh MFA’s press service informs.
More England areas put into tightest restrictions as new COVID variant found in UK LONDON. KAZINFORM - British Health Secretary Matt Hancock on Wednesday announced that more areas of the East and South East of England will be put into Tier Four restrictions, the highest level, while revealing that two cases of another new variant of the novel coronavirus have been identified in Britain, Xinhua reports.
Abai's corner unveiled in Jordan AMMAN. KAZINFORM - As part of the celebration of the 175th anniversary of the great Kazakh poet and enlightener Abai, on December 22, 2020 on the basis of the library of one of the largest universities of Jordan «Middle East University» the grand opening of Abai’s corner took place, Kazinform has learnt from the press service of the Kazakh MFA.
CIS IPA observers to monitor parliamentary elections in Kazakhstan MINSK. KAZINFORM – A group of international observers from the CIS Interparliamentary Assembly (CIS IPA) and representatives of the Central Election Commission of Kazakhstan discussed preparations for the upcoming parliamentary elections in Kazakhstan by videoconference on 23 December. The elections to the Mazhilis of the Parliament of Kazakhstan are scheduled for 10 January 2021, BelTA learned from the CIS IPA.
Slovakia’s Health Ministry to precede vaccination against COVID-19 with inform campaign BRATISLAVA. KAZINFORM - Vaccination against COVID-19 will be preceded by an information and mobilisation campaign, designed to provide verified facts about inoculation and field the most frequently asked questions, TASR learnt from the Health Ministry on Wednesday.
S. Korea signs deals to purchase vaccines form Janssen, Pfizer: PM SEOUL. KAZINFORM - South Korea has signed deals with two global drugmakers, Janssen and Pfizer, to purchase COVID-19 vaccines, with a plan to start vaccinations in the second quarter of 2021, Prime Minister Chung Sye-kyun said Thursday, Yonhap reports.
WHO reports over 570,000 new daily cases of COVID-19 GENEVA. KAZINFORM - More than 570,000 new confirmed cases of novel coronavirus have been recorded globally in the past day, pushing a total number of infections to 76.85 million, the World Health Organization (WHO) said in its daily bulletin on Wednesday, TASS reports.