JAL tests new contactless tech for check-in to ease virus concern TOKYO. KAZINFORM - Japan Airlines Co. has recently introduced self-service check-in machines equipped with motion sensors, which enable customers to complete procedures without touching the screen, to help prevent coronavirus infection, Kyodo News reports.
Number of COVID-19 tests in Russia surpasses 36 mln MOSCOW. KAZINFORM - Russian specialists conducted over 36 mln tests overall for the presence of the coronavirus, the press service of the Federal Service for Surveillance on Consumer Rights Protection and Human Wellbeing reported on Saturday, TASS reports.
Kazakh Secretary of State takes part in events to mark closure of Semipalatinsk Test Site SEMEY. KAZINFORM – To mark the closure of the Semipalatinsk Test Site on August 29 the delegation led by Kazakh Secretary of State Krymbek Kusherbayev arrived in East Kazakhstan region and took part in the ceremony of laying flowers to the monument to those who fell victim to nuclear tests in Semey city, Kazinform cites Akorda.kz.
New agricultural machinery plant to create 200 jobs in N Kazakhstan PETROPAVLOVSK. KAZINFORM – An agreement to assemble agricultural machinery in North Kazakhstan region has been signed between the Ministry of Industry and Infrastructural Development of Kazakhstan and the German CLAAS, Kazinform correspondent reports.
44 COVID-19 patients stay on ventilators in Kazakhstan NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM – A total of 8,098 people, including 32 children, are receiving treatment for the COVID-19 infection in Kazakhstan. Those include 3,949 inpatients and 4,149 outpatients, Kazinform reports citing the Telegram channel of the Health Ministry of Kazakhstan.
New virus cases in S. Korea remain in 300s for 2nd day SEOUL. KAZINFORM - The number of daily new coronavirus cases in South Korea remained in the 300s on Saturday for the second straight day, as officials urged citizens to abide by enhanced social distancing measures, warning the coming week may be the last chance to stop a massive outbreak, Yonhap News reports.
Trump pays "highest respect" to outgoing Japanese leader Abe WASHINGTON. KAZINFORM - U.S. President Donald Trump said Friday he pays his «highest respect» to outgoing Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, expressing sympathy that «a great friend» had to decide to step down due to health problems, Kyodo reports.
Mets issue weather forecast for Kazakhstan Aug 29 NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM – The most parts of Kazakhstan are to see weather without precipitations. Thunderstorm is forecast to hit the east as well as the west at day time. Fog is to blanket here and there across the country. Strong wind, dust storm in the south and squall in the west are also forecast, Kazinform cites the National Met Office Kazhydromet.