Smokers have up to a 50% higher risk of developing severe disease, death from COVID-19: WHO GENEVA. KAZINFORM «Smokers have up to a 50 percent higher risk of developing severe disease and death from COVID-19, so quitting is best thing smokers can do to lower their risk from this coronavirus, as well as the risk of developing cancers, heart disease and respiratory illnesses,» said Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General.
Kazakhstanis may travel to 13 countries of the world this June NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM Kazakhstanis may book this June their vacations on 43 routes to 13 countries of the world. 122 flights will be performed a week, the Telegram Channel of the Kazakh Industry and Infrastructure Development Ministry reads.
Kazakh Ambassador meets with Head of Portuguese Delegation to OSCE PA LISBON. KAZINFORM Kazakhstan’s Ambassador to Portugal Daulet Batrashev met with the head of the Portuguese Delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE PA), Member of the Portuguese Parliament Luís Graça, and the Deputy Head of Delegation André Coelho Lima.
ANSA: Vaccination campaign to open to all aged 16 and over ROME. KAZINFORM It will be possible for all people aged 16 and over to be vaccinated in Italy as of June 3, without having to respect age-range criteria, according to a circular letter set to be released on Friday by COVID-19 Emergency Commissioner Francesco Figliuolo.
Bishkek to host next meeting of CIS Council of Heads of Government on 12 November MINSK. KAZINFORM The next meeting of the CIS Council of Heads of Government will be held in Bishkek on 12 November, Chairman of the CIS Executive Committee - Executive Secretary Sergei Lebedev said at a meeting of the CIS Council of Heads of Government in Minsk on 28 May, BelTA has learned.
Sri Lanka warned of acid rain due to burning foreign vessel COLOMBO. KAZINFORM Sri Lanka's Marine Environment Protection Authority (MEPA) said acid rains would possibly hit the island country as a result of the burning X-Press Pearl container ship off the Colombo port, local media reported here Friday.
India records lowest number of coronavirus ceases in 44 days NEW DELHI. KAZINFORM The number of coronavirus cases increased in India over the past 24 hours by 186,364 to 27,555,457. The Indian Ministry of Health and Family Welfare reported on Friday on its website, the number of deaths associated with coronavirus increased by 3,660 per day to 318,895.
Theme of 1930s famine extremely important in the light of Independence anniversary – Senate Speaker NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM – A presentation of the three-volume collection of unique documents ‘Asharshylyq. Famine. 1928-1934’ was held at the Senate, the upper chamber of the Kazakh Parliament, Kazinform correspondent reports.
Kostanay region to impose restrictive measures KOSTANAY. KAZINFORM Chief state sanitary doctor of Kostanay region Yermukhanbet Dauletbayev signed a new decree on adoption restrictive quarantine measures in the territory of the region since the number of coronavirus cases is surging, Kazinform reports.
President Tokayev meets with WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM - Kazakhstan President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev held a meeting with Director-General of the World Health Organization Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus via videoconference, Kazinform has learnt from the Akorda press service.
Kazakhstan ratifies changes to agreement on Armenia’s EAEU Treaty adherence NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM – The Kazakh Head of State has signed the Law ratifying the Protocol on the introduction of changes to the Agreement of the adherence of Armenia to the Treaty on the Eurasian Economic Union dated May 29 and October 10, 2014, Kazinform cites the press service of Akorda.
S. Korea: New virus cases back under 600, potential uptick still worrisome SEOUL. KAZINFORM - South Korea's new daily coronavirus cases fell below 600 on Friday, but sporadic cluster infections traced to entertainment facilities still hampered the virus fight, sparking concerns over yet another uptick in additional cases, Yonhap reports.
Japan to extend COVID-19 state of emergency to June 20 TOKYO. KAZINFORM - The Japanese government is set Friday to extend the COVID-19 state of emergency covering Tokyo, Osaka and seven other prefectures by three weeks to June 20 -- just over a month before the Olympics begin in the capital, Kyodo reports.
Unique oriental bazaar discovered during excavations in ancient Turkestan TURKESTAN. KAZINFORM - Scientists of the Kazakh Research Institute of Culture (KazRIC), who are working on the creation of an open-air archaeological park «The Settlement of Kultobe», announced a sensational discovery. During the current field season, the archaeologists of KazRIC uncovered a unique oriental bazaar that had been functioning in the ancient city for several centuries, Kazinform has learnt from KazRIC’s press service.
Russia and UNICEF agree to supply Sputnik V vaccine MOSCOW. KAZINFORM - The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) and the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) have signed an agreement on the supply of 220 mln doses of the Russian Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine, the RDIF said in a statement, TASS reports.
Askar Mamin held talks with Belarusian PM Roman Golovchenko in Minsk MINSK. KAZINFORM – Kazakh PM Askar Mamin held talks with Belarusian Prime Minister Roman Golovchenko as part of his visit to Minsk to partake in a session of the CIS Council of the Heads of Government, Kazinform cites the website of the Kazakh PM.