S. Korea to begin new school year with online classes April 9 amid virus outbreak SEOUL. KAZINFORM South Korea said Tuesday it will begin the new school year on April 9 with online classes for middle and high school senior students following repeated delays due to the novel coronavirus, Yonhap reports.
Head of State instructs National Bank, Accounts Committee to use all financial sources to support population NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM - The President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev has instructed the National Bank to use the State Social Insurance Fund to support the population, Kazinform correspondent reports.
President commissions to launch certain projects under Employment Road Map programme in Nur-Sultan, Almaty and Shymkent NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM Head of State Kassym-Jomart Tokayev commissioned the Government and the governors of regions to launch certain projects under the Employment Road Map in the cities of Nur-Sultan, Almaty and Shymkent, Kazinform correspondent reports.
Mosque in Indian capital becomes COVID-19 hotspot after religious gathering NEW DELHI. KAZINFORM - A mosque in New Delhi has turned out to be the country's latest coronavirus hotspot after 24 people tested positive for the virus and hundreds of others were evacuated and quarantined from the complex, officials said Tuesday.
President to address Kazakhstanis today on state of emergency issues and anti-crisis measures NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM Head of State Kassym-Jomart Tokayev will make a statement today in regards to the state of emergency imposed in the country and the government’s anti-crisis measures, Kazinform reports citing Secretary of the President Berik Uali.
Two multi-storey residential buildings to be used as quarantine facility in Atyrau subway ATYRAU. KAZINFORM Two multi-storey residential buildings located in a subway of Atyrau will be used for isolating the people who contacted COVID-19 patients. 480 apartments have already been prepared for this purpose, Kazinform correspondent reports.
Kazakhstan to hit those breaking quarantine with KZT25,000 fines NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM – At today’s digital press conference announcing the new restrictions the Minister of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan Yerlan Turgumbayev informed that those breaking the quarantine rules could face fines of up to KZT25,000.
Kazakh citizens in Belarus recommended returning to Kazakhstan through other countries MINSK. KAZINFORM - The Embassy of Kazakhstan in Belarus recommends citizens of the Republic of Kazakhstan pre-plan the route for returning to their homeland through other countries since all Belavia flights to Kazakhstan are suspended, Kazinform reports citing the embassy's Facebook post.
Italy holds moment of silence to remember its dead ROME. KAZINFORM - Flags flew at half-mast across Italy Tuesday as a minute's silence was observed to mourn the victims of the coronavirus, express support for their families, and voice solidarity with health workers amid the emergency, ANSA reported.
Kazakhstan ratifies agrt with Brazil on mutual legal assistance in criminal matters NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM Head of State has signed the Law «On ratification of the Agreement between the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Federative Republic of Brazil on mutual legal assistance in criminal matters,» Kazinform learnt from the Akorda press service.
EAEU countries advised to arrange prompt consultations on COVID-19 restrictions MOSCOW. KAZINFORM The Council of the Eurasian Economic Commission would like governments of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) member states to arrange prompt consultations on the restrictions they intend to introduce due to the COVID-19 pandemic, BelTA learned from the commission's website.
US$2.5 trillion COVID-19 rescue package needed for world’s emerging economies GENEVA. KAZINFORM The economic fallout from COVID-19 is likely to get «much worse» before it gets better for some six billion people living in developing economies, the UN said on Monday, in an appeal for a US$2.5 trillion rescue package to boost their resilience to further hardship.
Italy registers lowest number of new coronavirus cases in 20 days ROME. KAZINFORM Italy will extend «all» measures taken so far to contain the spread of the coronavirus, including obligatory self-isolation and movement restrictions, until «at least» April 12, Health Minister Roberto Speranza said Monday.
Russian scientists develop highly accurate test for novel coronavirus MOSCOW. KAZINFORM - The Central Research Institute of Epidemiology of Russia’s sanitary watchdog Rospotrebnadzor has created a highly accurate test to detect the novel coronavirus infection in humans, the governmental agency said on its website on Tuesday, TASS reports.
Wimbledon 2020 may be canceled due to coronavirus NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM – The decision on the postponement or cancellation of Wimbledon 2020, the only Grand Slam grass court event, is expected to be made this week, Kazinform has learnt from the National Olympic Committee of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
UN urges $2.5 trillion to support developing countries GENEVA. KAZINFORM The UN trade and development body on Monday called for a $2.5-trillion package for two-thirds of developing countries, excluding China, to «turn expressions of international solidarity into meaningful global action» amid the global coronavirus pandemic.
Tokyo Olympics to begin July 23 next year after delay due to virus TOKYO. KAZINFORM - The Tokyo Olympics will be held from July 23 to Aug. 8 in 2021, organizers said Monday, after they were forced to make an unprecedented decision last week to postpone the quadrennial sporting extravaganza for about a year in response to the global coronavirus pandemic, Kyodo reports.