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via astanatimes04/05/2021

Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan Expand Border Cooperation, Open Renovated Kordai - Ak Zhol Border Checkpoint - Astana Times

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan have made a significant step forward in their bilateral cooperation following the March visit of Kyrgyz President Sadyr Japarov to Kazakhstan. As part of the ninth meeting of the intergovernmental council, Prime Minister of Kazakhstan Askar Mamin and Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan Ulukbek Maripov attended the opening ceremony of a…

via menafn03/27/2021

Kyrgyzstan will not introduce restrictive measures, but tightens sanitary norms in public places - MENAFN.COM

Restrictive measures will not yet be introduced in Kyrgyzstan, but sanitary safety standards will be strengthened in public places, places of mass gathering of people. This order was given by First Vice Prime Minister of the country Artem Novikov at a meeting of the Republican Headquarters for Combating COVID-19 to local authorities and specialized service

via euro.who.int03/08/2021

Over 4 tonnes of medical supplies arrive in Kyrgyzstan to equip COVID-19 response - WHO/Europe

With financial support from the United Kingdom and the United Nations COVID-19 Response and Recovery Multi-Partner Trust Fund, WHO delivered over 4 tonnes of medical supplies to Kyrgyzstan to support the Government’s COVID-19 response. The delivery included essential medicines and devices, such as blood glucose meters and machines to regulate air pressure during the use of breathing support.

via astanatimes03/03/2021

Kyrgyz President Sadyr Japarov Visits Kazakhstan, Meets With President Tokayev - Astana Times

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev and Kyrgyz President Sadyr Japarov wrapped up the results of their meeting during a joint press briefing on March 2, the Akorda press service reported.  Japarov is on his first official visit to Kazakhstan as the president of Kyrgyzstan after he won nearly 80 percent of the votes in…

via menafn02/08/2021

South Korea lifts visa restrictions for citizens of Kyrgyzstan - MENAFN.COM

The process of issuing visas of the Republic of Korea for citizens of the Kyrgyz Republic has been resumed, the press service of the Kyrgyz Foreign Ministry reported Monday, Trend reports citing Kabar .

Since Feb. 8, 2021 the Kyrgyz Republic is excluded from the list of countries for citizens of which entry to Korea was temporarily restricted.


via voanews01/28/2021

Effects of Trump-Era Travel Ban Expected to Linger - Voice of America

Coffee shops in downtown Tripoli, Libya, are closed because of the coronavirus pandemic, so Mohammed Abdulwaheb, 37, got his "to-go" and drank it in the parking lot.   Libya and other countries had been subject to the Trump-era "travel ban" for four years before it was lifted last week. Back then, Abdulwaheb had wanted to attend graduate school in the United States. But that was a long time ago, he said.   "The ban wasn't fair," Abdulwaheb added. "And of course it impacted our lives.

via urdupoint01/20/2021

Latest on Coronavirus - UrduPoint News

The death toll from the coronavirus infection in the world topped 2.067 million, over 96.5 million cases of infection were detected, according to the US-based Johns Hopkins University, which tracks and compiles data from federal and local authorities, media and other sources.As of 20:20 GMT Wednesda ..

via menafn04/04/2021

Student from six more countries allowed to return to Russia to continue classes - ministry - MENAFN.COM

Students from six more epidemiologically safe countries will be able to return to Russia to continue studies at Russian universities, the press service of the Russian ministry of education and science said, Trend reports citing TASS .

In line with the Russian government resolution No 814-r date March 31, 2021, students, post-graduate students, medi

via menafn03/24/2021

WHO Regional Director for Europe Hans Kluge arrives in Kyrgyzstan - MENAFN.COM

Regional Director of the World Health Organization for Europe Hans Kluge has arrived in Kyrgyzstan for an official visit, Trend reports citing Kabar .

The press service of the country's Health Ministry said tha the purpose of the visit is to meet with the leadership of the Ministry of Health and Social Development of the Kyrgyz Republic, key leader

via idpjournal.biomedcentral03/01/2021

Spatiotemporal visualization for the global COVID-19 surveillance by balloon chart - Infectious Diseases of Poverty - BioMed Central

Considering the widespread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic in the world, it is important to understand the spatiotemporal development of the pandemic. In this study, we aimed to visualize time-associated alterations of COVID-19 in the context of continents and countries. Using COVID-19 case and death data from February to December 2020 offered by Johns Hopkins University, we generated time-associated balloon charts with multiple epidemiological indicators including crude case fatality rate (CFR), morbidity, mortality and the total number of cases, to compare the progression of the pandemic within a specific period across regions and countries, integrating seven related dimensions together. The area chart is used to supplement the display of the balloon chart in daily new COVID-19 case changes in UN geographic regions over time. Javascript and Vega-Lite were chosen for programming and mapping COVID-19 data in browsers for visualization. From February 1st to December 20th 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic spread across UN subregions in the chronological order. It was first reported in East Asia, and then became noticeable in Europe (South, West and North), North America, East Europe and West Asia, Central and South America, Southern Africa, Caribbean, South Asia, North Africa, Southeast Asia and Oceania, causing several waves of epidemics in different regions. Since October, the balloons of Europe, North America and West Asia have been rising rapidly, reaching a dramatically high morbidity level ranging from 200 to 500/10 000 by December, suggesting an emerging winter wave of COVID-19 which was much bigger than the previous ones. By late December 2020, some European and American countries displayed a leading mortality as high as or over 100/100 000, represented by Belgium, Czechia, Spain, France, Italy, UK, Hungary, Bulgaria, Peru, USA, Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Mexico. The mortality of Iran was the highest in Asia (over 60/100 000), and that of South Africa topped in Africa (40/100 000). In the last 15 days, the CFRs of most countries were at low levels of less than 5%, while Mexico had exceptional high CFR close to 10%. We creatively used visualization integrating 7-dimensional epidemiologic and spatiotemporal indicators to assess the progression of COVID-19 pandemic in terms of transmissibility and severity. Such methodology allows public health workers and policy makers to understand the epidemics comparatively and flexibly.

via menafn02/10/2021

Kyrgyzstan to begin coronavirus inoculation - MENAFN.COM

The country's Health Minister Alymkadyr Beishenaliev stated on Wednesday, February 10th, coronavirus vaccination campaign will begin in Kyrgyzstan on March 1.

Speaking on state radio, the minister stated that 504,000 doses of AstraZeneca vaccine will arrive in Kyrgyzstan in late February under COVAX, a worldwide proposal to ensure quick and equa

via voanews01/30/2021

Officer Who Died After DC Riot to Lie in Honor in US Capitol - Voice of America

Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick, who died at the hands of the mob that besieged the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, will lie in honor next week in the building's Rotunda, congressional leaders said Friday. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer released a joint statement saying: "The heroism of Officer Sicknick and the Capitol Police force during the violent insurrection against our Capitol helped save lives, defend the temple of our democracy and ensure that the Congress was not diverted from our duty to the Constitution.

via fpri.org01/25/2021

Elections in Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan: The Challenges of Retaining Power - Foreign Policy Research Institute

On January 10, Kazakhstan held elections for its lower house while Kyrgyzstan held presidential elections and a national referendum on constitutional amendments. While the elections in Kazakhstan were the usual stage-managed affair designed to maintain the decades-old political status quo, Kyrgyzstan’s aimed to create a new political order based on an old model: presidentialism.

via urdupoint01/20/2021

Kyrgyzstan Requests 500,000 Doses of COVID-19 Vaccine From Russia - Health Minister - UrduPoint News

Kyrgyzstan has requested from Russia 500,000 doses of a vaccine against the novel coronavirus, Kyrgyz Health Minister Alymkadyr Beishenaliev said on Wednesday in an interview with the national Birinchi radio broadcaster.On Tuesday, Beishenaliev said that Kyrgyzstan did not intend to take the shipmen ..

via straitstimes03/22/2021

Conjuring mountains to keep spirits up amid Covid-19 - The Straits Times

Trekking Bukit Timah Hill may fall far short of their aspirations, but National University of Singapore's (NUS) mountaineering club members will have to make do with the 163.63m peak - Singapore's tallest - until travel restrictions are lifted.. Read more at

via menafn03/03/2021

Kyrgyz Republic honours Qatar Charity for combating Covid-19 - MENAFN.COM

The Kyrgyz Republic has honoured Qatar Charity (QC) in appreciation of its efforts to prevent the Covid-19 pandemic, limit its economic and social impacts, and contribute to alleviating the suffering of those affected by the pandemic.

Qatar Charity received the honour during a meeting held by Balbak Tulobaev, mayor of Bishkek city, which was attende

via finchannel02/28/2021

The FINANCIAL - Impact of COVID on democracy and elections, economic and environmental security debated at OSCE Parliamentary Assembly Winter Meeting - The FINANCIAL

Meeting virtually, the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly’s committees on economic and environmental affairs and human rights and democracy discussed the impacts of COVID-19, as well as other pertinent issues. It was the first time that the two committees have met – albeit in an online format – since the coronavirus outbreak last year. According to OSCE, the meetings featured speeches by committee leaders, presentations by high-level OSCE officials, and wide-ranging debates with the participation of dozens of parliamentarians from North America, Europe and Central Asia.

via menafn02/09/2021

Iran eyeing visas abolition with Kyrgyzstan - MENAFN.COM

BAKU, Azerbaijan, Feb. 9

By Elnur Baghishov – Trend:

Iran has offered Kyrgyzstan to abolish the bilateral visa, Director General of Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration (IRICA), Mehdi Mirashrafi said, Trend reports citing the IRICA.

He made this proposal during a meeting with the Kyrgyz Ambassador to Iran Avazbek Abdurazakov

via finance.yahoo01/29/2021

Kyrgyzstan bans foreign companies from future mining projects - Yahoo Finance

Kyrgyzstan on Friday banned foreign companies from future large mining projects, although existing licences are unaffected, in the first major order by its new president. The economy of the Central Asian nation relies heavily on gold mining, particularly after two other sources of wealth - trade with neighbouring China and remittances from migrant labourers working in Russia - were hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. Canada's Centerra Gold Inc is the largest foreign investor in Kyrgyzstan.

via natlawreview01/22/2021

Biden Immigration Activity: Taking Down the Walls - The National Law Review

With the stroke of a pen, President Biden commenced the deconstruction of the Southern Border wall and several other immigration policies of the prior administration, including the pre-Covid travel bans. Here is a summary of the President’s immigration-related executive actions already issued.