New virus cases over 500 for 2nd day as pandemic deepens on cluster infections in S Korea SEOUL. KAZINFORM - The daily number of novel coronavirus cases in South Korea exceeded 500 for the second straight day Friday as health authorities grapple with sporadic cluster infections across the country amid the third wave of the pandemic, Yonhap reports.
129 COVID-19 cases in schoolchildren reported in Kazakhstan over past week NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM – 129 COVID-19 cases in schoolchildren attending closed in-person classes were reported in 12 regions of Kazakhstan in the past week alone, Kazakh Health Minister Alexei Tsoi said, Kazinform correspondent reports.
Nazarbayev’s role in formation of Kazakhstan-EU strategic ties discussed in Belgium BRUSSELS. KAZINFORM – «Euractiv» in collaboration with the Embassy of Kazakhstan in Brussels organized a virtual roundtable titled «Kazakhstan-EU Relations: from establishing the partnership to driving it forward» dedicated to the Day of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Kazinform has learnt from the press service of the Kazakh MFA.
Kazakhstan takes part in 79th session of Interstate Water Management Commission NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM – The 79th ordinary session of the Interstate Commission for Water Management has taken place vie videoconferencing, Kazinform cites the Telegram channel of the Ministry of Ecology, Geology, and Natural Resources.
Record high 27,543 cases of COVID-19 infection detected in Russia MOSCOW. KAZINFORM - The number of confirmed COVID-19 infections in Russia over the past 24 hours has increased by 27,543, a record high nationwide since the beginning of the pandemic. The total number of the coronavirus infections has risen to 2,215,533, the anti-coronavirus crisis center told journalists on Friday, TASS reports.
Documentary about Elbasy to premiere on Khabar TV channel NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM – The first episode of the documentary film about the life and work of First President of Kazakhstan-Elbasy Nursultan Nazarbayev by journalist Aigul Adilova is to premiere on Khabar TV channel at 09:40pm on December 1, Kazinform cites the Instagram account of the press service of Elbasy.
COVID-19: Pfizer starts vaccine registration process at Anvisa BRASÍLIA. KAZINFORM - Pharmaceutical company Pfizer announced it has started the registration process at Brazil’s national sanitary regulator Anvisa for its vaccine against COVID-19. This is the first step towards obtaining permission from the agency to have the treatment available in the country. The announcement was made after a Wednesday (Nov. 25) meeting with Anvisa specialists, Agencia Brasil reports.
KazNU rector and Austrian Ambassador debate Common Goals of Sustainable Development ALMATY. KAZINFORM The prospects for cooperation in the field of science, education, and innovation development were discussed during the meeting by the rector of Al-Farabi Kazakh National University Galym Mutanov and Ambassador of Austria to Kazakhstan Willy Kempel.
KTZh to replenish its fleet with 600 new carriages by 2025 NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM – As part of the State program aimed at renewing the fleet of Passenger Transpiration by obtaining 100 new train carriages each year, Kazinform cites the press service of the Ministry of Industry and Infrastructure Development of Kazakhstan.
Dmitriy Balandin to compete at Kazakh Swimming Championships AKTOBE. KAZINFORM – The Kazakh Swimming Championships is taking place in the city of Aktobe with 16 teams from 14 regions of Kazakhstan and cities of Nur-Sultan, Almaty, and Shymkent competing, Kazinform cites the press service of the National Olympic Committee.
Public transport to be suspended this Sunday in Nur-Sultan NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM – The Instagram account of Nur-Sultan city’s public transporter City Transportation Systems said that public transportation is to be suspended this Sunday, November 29, in the city as part of disinfection measures, Kazinform reports.
Sputnik V vaccine developers suggest combining it with AstraZeneca vaccine MOSCOW. KAZINFORM The developers of Russia’s Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine have proposed combining it with the vaccine of the British-Swedish pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca when conducting trials to evaluate the increase in efficacy. They wrote it on the Twitter page of the Russian vaccine.
Turkish scientists discover COVID-inhibiting molecules ANKARA. KAZINFORM Scientists from Middle East Technical University (METU) in Turkey have discovered that a mixture of odor molecules that produce an anti-viral effect could prevent the transmission of the novel coronavirus through the air and its settlement in the lungs.