Brazilian cities start reopening ahead of expected COVID-19 peak BRASILIA. KAZINFORM Various regions of Brazil are beginning a gradual reopening despite a study showing that the COVID-19 epidemic is yet to reach its peak in the country, which is now second most-affected in the world with almost 375,000 cases and more than 23,000 deaths.
Gas transit from Russia to Europe via Poland stopped MOSCOW. KAZINFORM - Gas transit via the Yamal-Europe pipeline from Russia through Belarus and Poland to Germany has been brought down to zero on Tuesday. According to the results of the previous auction, the Polish section of the pipe was booked only by 3.7% on Tuesday. This is according to the data of operators of European gas pipelines.
Elbasy, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan hold telephone conversation NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM - First President of Kazakhstan - Elbasy Nursultan Nazarbayev had a telephone conversation with the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Deputy Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the United Arab Emirates, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Kazinform reports referring to the official website of Elbasy.
Kazakhstan, Mongolia exchanged letters of ratification of Treaty on transfer of sentenced persons NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM - First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan Shahrat Nuryshev and Ambassador of Mongolia to Kazakhstan Luvsan Battulga exchanged letters of ratification of the Agreement between the Republic of Kazakhstan and Mongolia on the transfer of sentenced persons, Kazinform reports citing the press service of the Kazakh Foreign Affairs Ministry.
President posthumously awards police officers killed in checkpoint accident in Almaty NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM - Head of State Kassym-Jomart Tokayev has signed a decree on awarding state prizes of the Republic of Kazakhstan to policemen killed during the accident at a checkpoint in Almaty, Kazinform reported citing Akorda's press service.
Eurasian Economic Union to discuss system to support citizens amid pandemic MOSCOW. KAZINFORM – Plans have been made to discuss the creation of a system to provide social and medical support to citizens in conditions of the pandemic caused by the new coronavirus infection, the press service of the Eurasian Economic Commission told BelTA.
WHO temporarily pauses hydroxychloroquine study due to safety concerns GENEVA. KAZINFORM - The World Health Organization has temporarily halted studying hydroxychloroquine as a potential Covid-19 treatment due to safety concerns, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said during a media briefing in Geneva on Monday, CNN reports.
Number of COVID-19 cases across globe up by over 100,000 in past day – WHO MOSCOW. KAZINFORM - More than 100,000 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus infection were registered worldwide on May 25, with the overall number of such cases exceeding 5.3 million, the World Health Organization (WHO) said in its daily bulletin on Monday, TASS reports.
S. Korea-made world’s largest container ship transits Suez Canal SEOUL. KAZINFORM - The world's biggest container ship, built by South Korea, has passed through the Suez Canal en route to Europe, Cheong Wa Dae announced Tuesday, saying it signals the revival of the country's once-powerful shipping industry, Yonhap reports.
Gusty wind and scorching heat in store for Kazakhstan NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM – Weather without precipitation is expected across most regions of Kazakhstan on Tuesday, Kazinform has learnt from Kazhydromet. Only the west and north of the country will observe occasional showers, stiff wind, and dust storms.