Moderna plans to ask regulators to expand its COVID-19 vaccine's use to 12 to 17-year-olds WASHINGTON. KAZINFORM Moderna, Inc. said on Tuesday that its COVID-19 vaccine was effective in children age 12 to 17 years old in a new study, and is planning to ask health regulators in the United States and other countries early next month to expand the shot's use to this age bracket.
Global COVID-19 cases fall by 14% over the past week, WHO says GENEVA. KAZINFORM Over 4.1 mln COVID-19 cases and more than 84,000 deaths were recorded worldwide last week, while the coronavirus incidence has dropped by 14% and the mortality rate - by 2% compared to the previous seven days, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced in Geneva on Wednesday.
Tokyo to seek COVID-19 state of emergency extension as Olympics loom TOKYO. KAZINFORM - Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike is set to ask the Japanese government to extend its COVID-19 state of emergency beyond the May 31 deadline as infections have yet to subside with just two months until the capital hosts the Summer Olympics, people with knowledge of the matter said Wednesday, Kyodo reports.
Information Minister Balayeva praises mass media coverage of coronavirus pandemic NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM – Minister of Information and Social Development of the Republic of Kazakhstan Aida Balayeva praised efforts of domestic mass media in terms of coverage of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic on Wednesday, Kazinform correspondent reports.
President receives Prime Minister Askar Mamin NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM - Kassym-Jomart Tokayev heard a report on the epidemiological situation, the course of vaccination of the population, as well as on pressing issues of socio-economic development of the country, Kazinform cites the Akorda press service.
New cases spike above 700, vaccine takers to be exempt from certain curb in S. Korea SEOUL. KAZINFORM - South Korea's daily new coronavirus cases sharply bounced back to a nearly two-week high Wednesday as sporadic cluster infections, along with more transmissible variant cases, continued to pop up across the country, Yonhap reports.
N. Nazarbayev Center hosts 2nd int’l photo exhibition «The Way of Peace and Harmony» NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM - On May 25 this year, on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of Independence of the Republic of Kazakhstan, at the platform of N. Nazarbayev Center for Development of Interfaith and Inter-civilization Dialogue, the grand opening of the international photo exhibition «The Way of Peace and Harmony», dedicated to the world religion – Christianity, took place, Kazinform has learnt from the press service of the N. Nazarbayev Center.
India commends Kazakhstan’s humanitarian aid NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM – A number of Indian companies sent letters to the Kazakh Embassy in New Delhi expressing genuine gratitude for the solidarity and support during the hard times in the world, Kazinform cites the Telegram channel of the Kazakh Foreign Ministry.
Kazakhstan-Armenia business forum held online YEREVAN. KAZINFORM - Within the framework of the upcoming 8th meeting of the Intergovernmental Kazakh-Armenian Commission on Economic Cooperation, an online business forum was held with the participation of more than 30 companies from the two countries, Kazinform has learnt from the press service of the Kazakh MFA.
Olympic torch relay in marathon venue Hokkaido to be taken off roads SAPPORO. KAZINFORM - The Tokyo Olympic torch relay is likely to be taken off public roads in Hokkaido, whose biggest city of Sapporo is the venue for the marathon and race walking events, because of a spike in coronavirus infections, a local official said Wednesday, Kyodo reports.
COVID-19: Mangistau rgn, Shymkent move to ‘green zone’ NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM – Mangistau region and Shymkent city have moved to the «green zone» on the map of the spread of COVID-19 in Kazakhstan, Kazinform cites the Telegram channel of the Interdepartmental Commission on prevention of the spread of COVID-19.
Astana Opera to stage Carmen in Kazakh capital on weekends NUR-SILTAN. KAZINFORM - On May 29 and 30, Astana Opera’s Principal Soloist, Honoured Worker of Kazakhstan Meir Bainesh will debut at the opera house’s Grand Hall as Don José in Bizet’s Carmen. On the second day, opera company soloist Honoured Worker of Kazakhstan Zhamilya Jarkimbayeva will debut as Micaëla, Kazinform cites the press service of the Theatre.