President signs amendments to Water Code NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM – Head of State Kassym-Jomart Tokayev signed the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan «On amendments to the Water Code of the Republic of Kazakhstan on the issues of delineation of authority between local representative, central and local executive bodies on subsidy of potable water supply,» Kazinform has learnt from the press service of Akorda.
ANSA: Italy focusing on giving 2nd COVID vaccine doses ROME. KAZINFORM - Deputy Health Minister Pierpaolo Sileri has said that the government has had to revise its COVID-19 vaccination plan due to a reduction in supplies from Pfizer, adding that it is currently focusing on making sure people who have had their first dose get their second in time. Sileri said almost 1.38 million vaccine doses had been administered in Italy, 74.4% of the total delivered so far, and 100,863 people have had their second doses, ANSA reports.
Situation with COVID-19 improving gradually in Slovakia – Health Minister BRATISLAVA. KAZINFORM - The situation with coronavirus in Slovakia is gradually improving, with the easing of current lockdown being considered over some time, said Health Minister Marek Krajci (OLANO) on Friday, cautioning at the same time about the British mutation known as the B117 lineage, TASR reports.
Astana Opera soloists to debut in L’Elisir d’Amore NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM - The third premiere day of one of Gaetano Donizetti’s most famous operas – L’Elisir d’Amore will take place at the Astana Opera Grand Hall on January 27. Opera company soloists Aizada Kaponova and Shyngys Rassylkhan will take the stage as the main characters of Adina and Dr Dulcamara for the first time. Their colleagues Yerzhan Saipov and Assem Sembina will debut as Belcore and Giannetta, Kazinform has learnt from Astana Opera.
World leaders to gather during WEF's virtual Davos Agenda meeting GENEVA. KAZINFORM More than 2,000 business, government and civil society leaders and 25 heads of state or government are set to meet virtually for the World Economic Forum (WEF) Davos Agenda this week to tackle the fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic and address the urgent need for global cooperation.
COVID incidence in pregnant women higher than in general population, Health Ministry says MOSCOW. KAZINFORM The coronavirus incidence in pregnant women is significantly higher than in general population while the course of the disease is similar, according to the Russian Healthcare Ministry’s updated instructional guidelines on medical aid to pregnant women, new mothers and newborns with COVID-19.
Expo 2020 Dubai launches second edition ‘Children’s Tales From Around The World’ DUBAI. KAZINFORM To honour the International Day of Education on 24th January, Expo 2020 Dubai has launched the second edition of Children’s Tales From Around The World, a collection of traditional children’s stories and folktales that celebrate the wonders of our planet and the human spirit.
Kazakhstan to brace for fog, ice-slick and severe frosts Mon NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM The greater part of Kazakhstan is set to face today fog, ice-slick and frosts. A storm alert was issued for Akmola, Karaganda, Turkestan, Kyzylorda, Kostanay, East Kazakhstan and North Kazakhstan regions, Kazhydromet reports.