Osaka to request stronger virus measures in response to ‘fourth wave’ TOKYO. KAZINFORM - Osaka Gov. Hirofumi Yoshimura said Monday he plans to request the central government to designate the western Japan prefecture as an area requiring stronger anti-virus measures based on a law, saying it has already entered the «fourth wave» of infections, Kyodo reports.
Slovak PM Matovic to exchange post with Finance Minister Heger BRATISLAVA. KAZINFORM - Prime Minister should exchange the post with Finance Minister Eduard Heger (both OLaNO). He made the announcement at a news conference on Sunday, adding he’s also withdrawing his demands in relation to coalition partners for the sake of resolving the coalition crisis, TASR reports.
President Tokayev addresses High-Level Meeting on international debt architecture and liquidity NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM - Virtual forum at the level of heads of state and governments on the International Debt Architecture and Liquidity held at the initiative of the UN Secretary General António Guterres, prime ministers of Canada and Jamaica Justin Trudeau and Andrew Holness was held on March 29. The event was dedicated to consolidating international efforts in financing for development in the era of the COVID-19 pandemic, Kazinform has learnt from the Akorda press service.
Head of State receives Chairman of Agency for Competition Protection and Development NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM – Head of State Kassym-Jomart Tokayev received today Chairman of the Agency for Protection and Development of Competition Serik Zhumangarin, Kazinform has learnt from the Akorda’s press service.
EBRD President Renaud-Basso to pay virtual visit to Kazakhstan NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM - The President of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), Odile Renaud-Basso, will pay a virtual visit to Kazakhstan from 29 to 31 March to meet with senior government officials and Bank clients, ebrd.com reports.
Belarus reports 1,050 new COVID-19 cases, 1,319 recoveries in past 24 hours MINSK. KAZINFORM – Belarus confirmed 1,050 new cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours; another 1,319 coronavirus patients were discharged from hospital, BelTA learned from the press service of the Belarusian Healthcare Ministry.
Kazakh President to address virtual meeting on international debt architecture and liquidity NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM – Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev is to deliver a video address at a high-level meeting of the Heads of State and Government on the International Debt Architecture and Liquidity set to take place online at 09:30pm Nur-Sultan time, Kazinform has learnt from the Facebook account of the President’s Secretary Berik Uali.
122,701 get COVID-19 vaccine in Kazakhstan NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM 122,701 people in Kazakhstan have got the first dose of the vaccine against coronavirus infection as of March 29, 2021, the Telegram Channel of the Intergovernmental commission for preventing COVID-19 reads. 31,422 were administered the second dose so far, it said in a statement.
42 int’l flights landed in Kazakhstan Mar 28 NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM 42 international flights arrived in Kazakhstan from the UAE, Egypt, Maldives, Sri Lanka, Turkey, Germany, Ukraine, Russia, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan on March 28, the Telegram Channel of the Intergovernmental commission for preventing COVID-19 reads.
Kazakhstan’s Forestry and Wildlife Committee names new Deputy Chairman NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM – As a result of the competition Yerlan Kutpanbayev has been named the Deputy Chairman of the Committee on Forestry and Wildlife of Kazakhstan by the order of the Ministry of Ecology, Geology, and Natural Resources, Kazinform correspondent reports.
Over 649 thou receive targeted social assistance in Kazakhstan since beginning of 2021 NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM – 649 thousand people from 128.8 thousand families have received targeted social assistance since the beginning of the year. KZT122.8bn has been provided from the budget to that end, Kazinform reports citing the press service of the Ministry of Labor and Social Protection of People of Kazakhstan.
S. Korea suffocated by extremely powerful yellow dust storm SEOUL. KAZINFORM - An extraordinarily strong yellow dust storm originating from the inland deserts in northern China and Mongolia blanketed all of South Korea on Monday, prompting authorities to issue a yellow dust warning for Seoul and almost all parts of the country, Yonhap reports.
COVID-19: Turkestan rgn is leading nation in vaccination rates TURKESTAN. KAZINFORM – Turkestan region is leading the nation in vaccinating the residents, with around 13 thousand people being inoculated against COVID-19, including 10,674 health workers, 1,276 teachers, 444 law enforcement workers, and 75 people of other groups, Kazinform cites the press service of the region’s administration.
COVID-19: 7 areas in ‘red and yellow zones’ in Kazakhstan NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM – As of March 29, 2021, Nur-Sultan, Almaty cities and Atyrau, West Kazakhstan regions still remain in the «red zone» on the State’s coronavirus map, Kazinform reports citing the Telegram channel of the Interdepartmental Commission on prevention of the spread of COVID-19.