4 major Japan cities seek shorter business hours amid pandemic TOKYO. KAZINFORM - The city of Nagoya said Thursday it will ask stores that serve alcohol to shorten their operating hours to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus, joining the ranks of Tokyo, Osaka and Sapporo amid growing unease of a resurgence in metropolises and record-breaking numbers across Japan, Kyodo reports.
3rd wave of pandemic gets bigger as new virus cases soar to over 8-month high of 583 in S Korea SEOUL. KAZINFORM - The daily number of novel coronavirus cases in South Korea surpassed 500 for the first time in over eight months on Thursday due to sporadic cluster infections across the country as health authorities strive to curb a third wave of infections, Yonhap reports.
Kazakhstan, S Korea to promote strategic partnership SEOUL. KAZINFORM – The talks between Kazakh Foreign Minister Mukhtar Tleuberdi and South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha took place on the sidelines of the 13th session of the Cooperation Forum of Foreign Minister «Central Asia – South Korea,» Kazinform cites the press service of the Kazakh Foreign Ministry.
Elbasy Nursultan Nazarbayev’s key achievements highlighted at int’l event NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM – The international roundtable dated to the Day of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan «The First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan: 30 years of creation and steady development» is underway in the Kazakh capital, Nur-Sultan, Kazinform reports.
Majilis holds International Parliamentary Conference ahead of First President Day NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM – This year’s International Parliamentary Conference held by Kazakhstan’s Lower House Majilis on the eve of the First President Day is devoted to the role of Elbasy Nursultan Nazarbayev in the formation and development of parliamentarianism in Kazakhstan, Kazinform cites the press service of the Majilis.
Russia sees new high of over 25,400 daily coronavirus cases MOSCOW. KAZIFORM - Russia’s coronavirus cases in the past day rose by 25,487, the highest figure since the start of the pandemic, and the total case tally reached 2,187,990, the anti-coronavirus crisis center reported on Thursday, TASS reports.
Kazinform takes part in Yonhap International Press Photo Exhibition NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM - Korean News Agency Yonhap, the current chair of the Organization of Asia-Pacific News Agencies (OANA), is holding the «International Press Photo Exhibition: At the Scenes of the Pandemic» to share the stories of people in all corners the world amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Kazinform reports.
Kashagan produces and exports 50 millionth ton of oil ATYRAU. KAZINFORM The Kashagan oilfield in the Caspian shelf reached another milestone since its relaunch in 2016. It produced and exported the 50 millionth ton of oil, the press service of the operator of the North Caspian Project for the oilfield development said.
Kazakhstan sends humanitarian cargo to Kyrgyzstan NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM – A humanitarian cargo has been sent to the Republic of Kyrgyzstan in line with the Kazakh President directive and governmental decision, Kazinform cites the Telegram channel of the Ministry of Industry and Infrastructure Development of Kazakhstan.
Kazakhstan and Russian experts debate bilateral relations agenda MOSCOW. KAZINFORM The Kazakh Embassy in Russia and the Kazakhstan Institute of Strategic Research under the Kazakh President co-organized an international roundtable themed The agenda of Kazakhstan –Russian relations in the focus of experts of both nations, Kazinform correspondent reports.
Kazakh champion Lutsenko stays with Astana – Premier Tech for another season NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM The Kazakh Champion and Tour de France stage winner, Alexey Lutsenko has extended his contract with the Kazakh-Canadian team for the upcoming season, rounding out Astana – Premier Tech’s final 31-rider roster for the 2021 season.