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via neweurope.eu08/14/2020

Kazakh COVID-19 vaccine creator tests it on himself - New Europe

NUR-SULTAN, Kazakhstan - The head of the laboratory of especially dangerous infectious diseases of the Scientific Research Institute of Biosafety Problems, Doctor of Veterinary Sciences, the developer of the Kazakh vaccine against coronavirus Lespek Kutumbetov was the first to test the vaccine on hi

via menafn08/14/2020

16 more Kazakh citizens repatriated from Azerbaijan - MENAFN.COM

By Ayya Lmahamad

Baku has repatriated to Kazakhstan 16 more Kazakh citizens stranded in Azerbaijan due to the coronavirus lockdown, local media reported with reference to Baku Port on August 14.

Sixteen citizens of Kazakhstan along with 11 citizens of Azerbaijan, who have the right to live in that country, were transported to Ka

via inform.kz08/13/2020

Kazakhstan, UN sign cooperation framework - Kazinform

NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM - First Deputy Prime Minister Alikhan Smailov and UN Resident Coordinator in Kazakhstan Norimasa Shimomura signed an Agreement between Kazakhstan and the UN on Cooperation for Sustainable Development for 2021-2025, Kazinform reports with reference to primeminister.kz.

via reuters08/12/2020

FACTBOX-Worldwide coronavirus cases cross 20.45 million, death toll at 743,229 - Reuters

More than 20.45 million people have been reported to be infected by the novel coronavirus globally and 743,229​ have died, according to a Reuters tally. Infections have been reported in more than 210 countries and territories since the first cases were identified in China in December 2019. Interactive graphic tracking global spread of coronavirus: open https://tmsnrt.rs/3aIRuz7 in an external browser. Eikon users can click https://apac1.apps.cp.thomsonreuters.com/cms/?navid=1063154666 for a case tracker. The following table lists the top 50 countries by the number of reported cases. A complete list is available with the above links. COUNTRIES AND TOTAL DEATHS CONFIRMED DEATHS PER TERRITORIES CASES 10,000 INHABITANTS United States 164,598 5,163,765 5.04 Brazil 103,026 3,109,630 4.92 India 46,091 2,329,638 0.34 Russia 15,260 902,701 1.06 South Africa 10,751 566,109 1.86 Mexico 53,929 492,522 4.27 Peru 21,501 489,680 6.72 Colombia 13,475 410,453 2.71 Chile 10,178 376,613 5.43 Spain 28,581 344,466 6.11 United Kingdom 46,595 342,277 7.01 Iran 18,988 333,699 2.32 Saudi Arabia 3,269 293,037 0.97 Pakistan 6,129 285,921 0.29 Bangladesh 3,471 263,503 0.22 Argentina 5,004 260,911 1.12 Italy 35,215 251,237 5.83 Turkey 5,873 243,180 0.71 France 30,324 236,747 4.53 Germany 9,179 218,775 1.11 Iraq 5,464 153,639 1.42 Philippines 2,404 143,749 0.23 Indonesia 5,903 130,718 0.22 Canada 8,991 120,422 2.43 Qatar 188 113,646 0.68 Kazakhstan 1,269 100,855 0.69 Egypt 5,059 95,834 0.51 Ecuador 5,951 95,563 3.48 Bolivia 3,761 93,328 3.31 Israel 633 87,173 0.71 Mainland China 4,634 84,737 0.03 Ukraine 1,970 84,549 0.44 Sweden 5,774 83,455 5.67 Oman 539 82,299 1.12 Dominican Republic 1,371 82,224 1.29 Panama 1,680 76,464 4.02 Belgium 9,885 75,008 8.65 Kuwait 489 73,785 1.18 Belarus 595 69,102 0.63 Romania 2,807 65,177 1.44 United Arab Emirates 358 62,966 0.37 Netherlands 6,159 59,973 3.57 Guatemala 2,267 59,089 1.31 Singapore 27 55,395 0.05 Poland 1,830 53,676 0.48 Portugal 1,761 52,945 1.71 Japan 1,079 52,137 0.09 Honduras 1,515 48,403 1.58 Nigeria 956 47,290 0.05 Bahrain 165 44,804 1.05 Source: Reuters tally based on statements from health ministries and government officials Generated at 22:00 GMT.

via astanatimes08/11/2020

Fifty-Six Kilometres in 13 Hours: Kazakh Athlete Swims Across Issyk-Kul Lake - Astana Times

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakh athlete Vitaliy Hudyakov set a record by swimming 56 kilometres across the world’s second-largest mountain lake Issyk-Kul in 13 hours and 18 minutes, reported Kazakhstan’s National Olympic Committee.  Marathon swimmer Hudyakov is a Tokyo Olympic licence holder and Asia’s multiple champion. Hudyakov started his swim Aug. 5 at 5.15 a.m. from Cholpon-Ata,…

via neweurope.eu08/10/2020

The spread of coronavirus has stopped in Kazakhstan - New Europe

NUR-SULTAN, Kazakhstan - The spread of coronavirus has stopped in Kazakhstan, Kazakh Health Ministry spokesman Bagdat Kozhakhmetov told a briefing on August 10. According to him, 99,442 cases of coronavirus infection were recorded in Kazakhstan. “Now 72 percent of the total number of patients

via astanatimes08/10/2020

Kazakhstan Celebrates Abai Kunanbayev's 175th Anniversary - Astana Times

NUR-SULTAN – Today, Aug. 10, Kazakhstan is celebrating the 175th anniversary of a famous Kazakh poet and writer Abai Kunanbayev.  “Hardships come and go, but Abai’s poetry and works are eternal. I instructed the government to designate Aug. 10 as the Day of Abai. Events dedicated to the legacy of a great poet will be…

via astanatimes08/14/2020

Kazakhstan to Partially Lift Quarantine Restrictions Starting Aug. 17 - Astana Times

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakhstan will lift lockdown restrictions on Aug. 17, according to the decision of the state commission chaired by Kazakh Prime Minister Askar Mamin.  During their Aug. 13 meeting, the commission noted the positive effect of its second nationwide quarantine that has been in place since July 5 after the nation witnessed a surge…

via traveldailynews08/14/2020

Air Astana resumes direct flights to Germany - Travel Daily News International

Air Astana will resume direct flights from Kazakhstan’s capital Nur-Sultan to Frankfurt on 18th August 2020, with services initially being operated four-times a week, increasing to daily services by September. Flights will be operated using the latest Airbus A321LR aircraft, with flight times being 6h 20m outbound to Frankfurt and 5h 45m on the return to Nur-Sultan. The schedule of the flight has also been updated to a morning arrival in Frankfurt, enabling maximum connectivity with partner airlines across Europe and

via astanatimes08/12/2020

Kazakh Healthcare Minister Visits Turkey to Meet With Counterpart - Astana Times

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakh Healthcare Minister Alexey Tsoy visited medical facilities in Ankara and met with Turkey’s Health Minister Fahrettin Koca during the visit of the Kazakh delegation to Turkey, reported the Kazakh Healthcare Ministry press service.  The delegation headed by Kazakh Deputy Prime Minister Yeraly Tugzhanov visited the district hospital in Manisa. The Kazakh officials…

via astanatimes08/11/2020

Kazakh Defence Minister Reports on Work of Armed Forces, Military Medical Cooperation With Russia - Astana Times

NUR-SULTAN – Over the course of the pandemic, the Kazakh Armed Forces have been directly engaging the enemy in the fight against the coronavirus infection. Kazakh Defense Minister Nurlan Yermekbayev reported on the state of the armed forces, their accomplished work, as well as Russian-Kazakh military medical cooperation during the Aug. 7 meeting with Kazakh…

via jamestown.org08/10/2020

Pandemic Politics in Central Asia - Jamestown - The Jamestown Foundation

Central Asia is suffering a significant economic downturn precipitated by the COVID-19 pandemic that will deepen during the coming months (The Astana Times, May 5; Imf.org, July 2020). The health crisis could also have a profound geopolitical effect in the region. As the United States and the European Union remain preoccupied with their own pandemic challenges, China and Russia may …

via neweurope.eu08/10/2020

The spread of coronavirus has stopped in Kazakhstan, minister says - New Europe

NUR-SULTAN, Kazakhstan - The spread of coronavirus has stopped in Kazakhstan, Kazakh Health Ministry spokesman Bagdat Kozhakhmetov told a briefing on August 10. According to him, 99,442 cases of coronavirus infection were recorded in Kazakhstan. “Now 72 percent of the total number of patients

via startribune08/10/2020

Belarus' leader wins sixth term with over 80% of votes - Minneapolis Star Tribune

Election officials in Belarus said Monday that the country's longtime authoritarian leader Alexander Lukashenko has won his sixth consecutive presidential term, taking over 80% of the votes. Human rights groups said one person was killed — which the authorities denied — and dozens were injured in a police crackdown on protests that followed Sunday's vote.

via neweurope.eu08/13/2020

Kazakhstan will not buy COVID-19 vaccine until all tests are completed - New Europe

NUR-SULTAN, Kazakhstan – Kazakhstan does not plan to purchase vaccines until the completion of the final fourth stage of testing, Sputnik -Kazakhstan quoted the official representative of the Ministry of Health, Bagdat Kozhakhmetov, as saying. “At the moment, Kazakhstan has not signed any contrac

via inform.kz08/13/2020

Number of COVID-19 cases across globe up by over 214,000 in past day - inform.kz

GENEVA. KAZINFORM - Over 214,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19, a disease caused by the novel coronavirus, were registered worldwide on August 12, with the overall number of such cases exceeding 20.16 million, the World Health Organization (WHO) said in its daily bulletin published on Wednesday night, TASS reports.

via menafn08/12/2020

New COVID-19 cases spotted in Kazakhstan in past day - MENAFN.COM

Kazakhstan has added 691 new COVID-19 cases, including 377 asymptomatic ones, to its total COVID-19 caseload in the last 24 hours, Trend reports citing Kazinform .

The new COVID-19 cases as well as asymptomatic cases by city/region as follows: 143/105 in Nur-Sultan city, 97/75 in Almaty city, 7/1 in Shymkent city, 50/27 in Akmola region, 22/15 in Alm

via astanatimes08/11/2020

Kazakhstan and Turkey Discuss Flight Renewal After Abrupt Seizure Earlier in August - Astana Times

NUR-SULTAN – Following a presidential order, the Kazakh governmental delegation led by Deputy Prime Minister Yeraly Tugzhanov arrived to resolve the issue of flight suspensions between Kazakhstan and Turkey on Aug. 7 in Ankara, Turkey, the Kazakh Ministry of Foreign Affiars’ press service reported. On Aug. 5, Turkey decided to suspend flights with several countries…

via middletownpress08/10/2020

List 4/4 of sports events affected by coronavirus pandemic - Middletown Press

SOFTBALL Men's World Cup in Auckland, New Zealand from Feb. 20-28, 2021 postponed to Feb. 19-27, 2022. SUMO Spring Basho in Osaka from March 8-22, no spectators. Summer Basho in Tokyo from May 10-24 postponed to May 24-June 7, canceled. Nagoya Basho from July 5-19 moved to Tokyo from July 19-Aug. 2. SURFING World Surfing Games in El Salvador from May 9-17 postponed to June 6-14 postponed to May 8-16, 2021. TABLE TENNIS World team championships in Busan, South Korea from March 22-29 postponed to June 21-28 postponed to Sept. 27-Oct. 4 postponed to Feb. 28-March 7, 2021. World championships in Houston from June 17-26, 2021 postponed. Asian Cup in Hainan, China from Feb. 28-March 1 postponed. Polish Open in Gliwice from March 11-15, from March 13, Day 3 of 5, suspended. Italian Open in Riccione from April 1-5 postponed. Caribbean championships in Havana from April 3-8 suspended. Asian Olympic qualifying tournament in Bangkok from April 6-12 postponed to 2021. European Olympic qualifying tournament in Moscow from April 8-12 postponed to 2021. Latin American Olympic qualifying tournament in Rosario, Argentina from April 15-19 postponed to 2021. Oceania Olympic qualifying tournament in Brisbane, Australia from April 19-20 postponed to 2021. Japan Open in Kitakyushu on April 21-26 canceled. Slovenia Open in Otocec from April 22-26 postponed. Hong Kong Open from May 5-10 postponed. South American championships in Cucuta, Colombia from May 6-10 suspended. Central American championships in San Jose, Costa Rica from May 12-16 suspended. China Open in Shenzhen from May 12-17 postponed. South Korea Open in Busan on June 16-21 suspended. Australian Open in Geelong on June 23-28...

via astanatimes08/10/2020

UNICEF Monitors Mental Well-being of Children and Parents, Conducts Webinars for School Psychologists - Astana Times

NUR-SULTAN – More than 5,000 school psychologists and mental health specialists have been trained since April at the psychological assistance website initiated by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the National Center for Mental Health (NCMH) under the Ministry of Healthcare.  A special website Covid-19.mentalcenter.kz provides practical recommendations on stress management techniques and self-help…