Honorary Consulate of Kazakhstan opened in New Zealand SINGAPORE. KAZINFORM - Ambassador of Kazakhstan to Singapore and concurrently to Australia and New Zealand Arken Arystanov took part in the online opening ceremony of the Honorary Consulate of Kazakhstan in the largest city in New Zealand – Auckland. Bryan Ashley Johnson, Director of the consulting company Beesley Investments Limited, has been appointed as Honorary Consul, Kazinform cites the press service of the Kazakh Foreign Ministry.
Kazakh President calls for further economic and political reforms NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM – Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev took to his Twitter account to call for further economic and political reforms, changes in the field of education, health, digitalization, human rights, and environment, Kazinform reports.
S. Korea: Vaccine distribution on roll for 1st shots on Friday SEOUL. KAZINFORM - Trucks packed with the first of some 1.5 million doses of coronavirus vaccines were distributed across South Korea on Thursday as long-term care hospitals and public health centers rushed to prepare for the country's ambitious vaccination program, Yonhap reports.
Roundup: U.S. launches new initiative to study "Long COVID" WASHINGTON. KAZINFORM - The United States has launched a major new initiative to study the long-term effects of SARS-CoV-2 infection, and the means of prevention and treatment of individuals who have been sickened by COVID-19, but do not recover fully over a long period of time, Xinhua reports.
President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev receives credentials from three foreign ambassadors NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM - The ceremony of presenting credential letters to the President of Kazakhstan by the newly appointed Ambassadors Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary held at the Akorda residence, Kazinform cites the press service of Akorda.
New virus cases still rising 1 day before mass vaccine rollout in S. Korea SEOUL. KAZINFORM - South Korea's daily new coronavirus cases fell slightly below 400 on Thursday, a day ahead of the country's first rollout of COVID-19 vaccines, as sporadic cluster infections continued to pop up across the country, Yonhap reports.
Nedovyesov advances to semis after opponent injured NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM – Kazakhstan’s top seed Aleksandr Nedovyesov and Ukrainian Denys Molchanov are to play at the semi-final of ATP Forte Challenger 100 Men’s Doubles after one of their opponents in the quarterfinal Taipei’s Wu Tung-Lin dropped out due to an injury to his left wrist, Kazinform cites the National Olympic Committee.
Russia reports over 11,100 daily COVID-19 cases, a record low since October 7 MOSCOW. KAZINFORM - Russia confirmed 11,198 COVID-19 cases over the past day, a record low since October 7, and the total case tally hit 4,212,100, the anti-coronavirus crisis center told reporters on Thursday, TASS reports.
U.S., Kazakhstan partner to strengthen regional energy cooperation NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM - Today, the United States Government through its Agency for International Development (USAID), in partnership with the Ministry of Energy of Kazakhstan, launched a new five-year, $39 million regional energy program «USAID Power Central Asia», Kazinform has learnt from the U.S. Diplomatic Mission in Kazakhstan.
Kazakhstan interested in Belarusian experience of development of dairy industry, sugar industry MINSK. KAZINFORM – Kazakhstan is interested in the Belarusian experience of development of the dairy industry and the sugar one, BelTA learned from Kazakh Agriculture Minister Saparkhan Omarov on 24 February.
Kazakh Industry Minister meets with Italian Ambassador, reps of SDF Group NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM – Minister of Industry and Infrastructure Development of the Republic of Kazakhstan Beibut Atamkulov held talks with Ambassador of the Italian Republic to Kazakhstan H.E. Pasquale D’Avino and representatives of Same Deutz-Fahr Group S.p.A. (SDF Group) in the Kazakh capital, Kazinform has learnt from the press service of the ministry.
Tokyo Olympics torch relay may be suspended if large crowds form TOKYO. KAZINFORM - The organizing committee of this summer's Tokyo Olympics released Thursday a set of coronavirus countermeasures for the nationwide torch relay in Japan, including the temporary suspension of the event if large crowds form along the route, Kyodo reports.
WHO reports over 326,000 new daily cases of COVID-19 GENEVA. KAZINFORM - More than 326,000 new cases of novel coronavirus have been confirmed globally in the past 24 hours, pushing a total number of infections to 111.76 million, the World Health Organization (WHO) said in its daily bulletin, TASS reports.
Weather forecast for Kazakhstan Feb 25 NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM – Inclement weather will persist in most regions of Kazakhstan on Thursday, February 25. Heavy snowfall is forecast for the south and southeast of the country, whereas western Kazakhstan will enjoy weather without precipitation, Kazinform has learnt from Kazhydromet.