Lockdown to be combined with nine-day countrywide voluntary testing in Slovakia BRATISLAVA. KAZINFORM - The curfew will be combined with one-time countrywide testing, Prime Minister Igor Matovic (OLaNO) said following the extraordinary Government meeting held on Sunday, adding that the screening should be the basis for further targeted testing in individual districts, TASR reports.
Japanese PM vows to bring COVID-19 under control in Diet speech TOKYO. KAZINFORM - Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga on Monday pledged to bring the coronavirus pandemic under control in Japan «as soon as possible» and continue preparations to host the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics this summer, Kyodo reports.
Astana Opera’s artists victorious at numerous prestigious int’l competitions NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM - Astana Opera’s eighth theatrical season is exciting not only for its sensational premieres, but also for the artists’ many victories at prestigious international competitions and festivals. Although the season is in full swing, principal dancers, orchestra musicians, accompanists have already shown colossal results, claiming 28 victories, Kazinform has learnt from Astana Opera.
COVID-19: Nur-Sultan, 4 regions in ‘red zone’ NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM – The Kazakh capital, Nur-Sultan, as well as the regions of Akmola, Atyrau, Kostanay, and Pavlodar are in the ‘red zone’ based on the three-tier system used in Kazakhstan to describe the epidemiological situation in the country, Kazinform reports.
Chinese mainland reports 93 new locally transmitted COVID-19 cases BEIJING. KAZINFORM - The Chinese mainland on Sunday reported 109 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases, including 93 locally transmitted cases and 16 arriving from outside the mainland, the National Health Commission said Monday, Xinhua reports.
New virus cases at almost 2-month low on fewer tests, infections slowdown SEOUL. KAZINFORM - South Korea's daily new coronavirus cases rose by the smallest number in nearly two months Monday, apparently on the back of tightened social distancing measures and fewer tests over the weekend, but health authorities remain vigilant over potential upticks, Yonhap reports.
Number of COVID-19 cases across globe up by over 683,000 in past day, WHO reports GENEVA. KAZINFORM - More than 683,000 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus infection were registered worldwide in the past day, with the overall number of such cases exceeding 93.19 million, the World Health Organization (WHO) said in its daily bulletin, TASS reports.