Unknown Pneumonia in Kazakhstan caused 1,772 Deaths in the first Six months of the Year
China warned the Unknown pneumonia in Kazakhstan has a “much higher” fatality rate than the Covid-19 disease.
The Chinese embassy stated— many organisations including Kazakhstan’s health department are studying the “virus of this pneumonia”.
There has not been any indication whether this disease is related to the #Covid-19.
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Some Chinese experts said that measures should be taken to prevent the pneumonia from spreading into China.
Kazakhstan borders China’s northwest Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.
The embassy is reminding the Chinese citizens in Kazakhstan to raise their awareness of measures to prevent the spread of the virus.
Local media quoted that since mid-June, almost 500 people have been infected with the pneumonia in three regions of Kazakhstan.
Kazakhstan’s healthcare minister on Wednesday said that the number of patients sickened by the pneumonia is two to three times more than those who have been infected with the Covid-19– Kazakh media reported.
Kazakh international news agency Kazinform reported — The minister said that it has planned to publish accurate tallies of confirmed cases as early as next week, noting that while it is not necessary to publish the number, the public needs to know the true situation.
According to Johns Hopkins University’s coronavirus resource centre — Kazakhstan has reported 51,059 cases of Covid-19, including 264 deaths.
The US and many countries have accused China of hiding the Covid-19 data from the world.
However, China has denied covering up the extent of its coronavirus outbreak and accused the US of attempting to divert public attention.
Authorities in Kazakhstan have denied a report published by Chinese officials that the country is experiencing an outbreak of “unknown pneumonia” potentially deadlier than the novel coronavirus– CNN reports..