S. Korea: New cases at 500 on less testing; Seoul to ramp up vaccine rollout SEOUL. KAZINFORM - South Korea's daily new virus cases fell below 600 on Monday for the first time in six days due to fewer tests over the weekend as health authorities accelerated the country's inoculation drive, Yonhap reports.
Kazakhstan chairs 77th session of UN ESCAP NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM - The Annual seventy-seventh session of the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) began its work at the United Nations Office in Bangkok (Kingdom of Thailand) in a hybrid format, Kazinform cites the Kazakh Foreign Ministry.
‘Nomadland’ makes history at Oscars LOS ANGELES. KAZINFORM «Nomadland» confirmed its status as the top candidate and triumphed at the Oscars, where its poetic reflection on the crisis of capitalism won the award for best film while its director Chloe Zhao and protagonist Frances McDormand made history.
Rush of commuters seen in Tokyo despite 3rd coronavirus state of emergency TOKYO. KAZINFORM - Crowds of commuters were seen Monday morning in areas under the third coronavirus state of emergency despite the government's calls for companies to implement remote working to curb the spread of the virus, Kyodo reports.
First batch of homegrown QazVac vaccine arrives in Kazakh capital NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM The first batch of homegrown QazVac vaccine up to 6,000 doses arrived in Kazakh capital. There are some 55,000 doses of Sputnik V and QazVac vaccines taken together at the healthcare department warehouses as of now, the city administration’s press service reports.
2021 SCO International Investment and Trade Expo kicks off QINGDAO. KAZINFORM The inauguration ceremony of the Online Business Exhibition and Promotion of 2021 SCO International Investment and Trade Expo took place on Monday in the city of Qingdao, China, Kazinform reports. It will be held until April 27.
Health Minister Alexei Tsoi to be one of the first to get homegrown QazCovid-in vaccine NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM – Vaccination with QazCovid-in (QazVac) vaccine developed by the Research Institute for Biological Safety Problems will kick off in Kazakhstan today, April 26, Kazinform has learnt from the Ministry of Healthcare of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
Number of COVID-19 cases across globe up by over 830,000 in past day – WHO GENEVA. KAZINFORM - More than 830,000 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus infection were registered worldwide in the past day, with the overall number of such cases exceeding 146.05 million, the World Health Organization (WHO) said in its daily bulletin, TASS reports.