Left Menu
Development News Edition

Unknown disease killed 628 persons in Kazakhstan in June, deadlier than COVID-19 warns China embassy

According to a Tuesday report by Kazinform, the state news agency of Kazakhstan, the number of pneumonia cases "increased 2.2 times in June as compared to the same period of 2019". The Global Times, a tabloid run by China's People's Daily, said the Kazakhstan foreign ministry "didn't respond to questions about the Chinese embassy's warning".

Reuters | Shanghai | Updated: 10-07-2020 08:37 IST | Created: 10-07-2020 07:53 IST
Unknown disease killed 628 persons in Kazakhstan in June, deadlier than COVID-19 warns China embassy

China's embassy in Kazakhstan has warned its citizens to take precautions against an outbreak of pneumonia in the country that it says is more lethal than COVID-19. It said in a statement on its official WeChat account late on Thursday that there had been a "significant increase" in cases in the cities of Atyrau, Aktobe, and Shymkent since mid-June.

Pneumonia in Kazakhstan had killed 1,772 people in the first half of the year, with 628 deaths in June alone, including Chinese citizens, the embassy said. "The mortality rate of the disease is much higher than that of pneumonia caused by the novel coronavirus," it said.

It remains unclear whether it is caused by a virus related to coronavirus or by a different strain. The embassy said Kazakhstan's health ministry and other health institutions were now carrying out a "comparative study", but no conclusions had yet been made. According to a Tuesday report by Kazinform, the state news agency of Kazakhstan, the number of pneumonia cases "increased 2.2 times in June as compared to the same period of 2019".

The Global Times, a tabloid run by China's People's Daily, said the Kazakhstan foreign ministry "didn't respond to questions about the Chinese embassy's warning". Kazakhstan has recorded more than 50,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19, including 264 deaths. The number of new cases rose to a daily record of 1,962 on Thursday, Kazinform reported.


TRENDING

OPINION / BLOG / INTERVIEW

5G will be the key driving force for COVID-19 recovery: Here's how?

... ...

Canada’s COVID-19 pitfalls highlight need for integrated health information system

In the globalized world of today where outbreaks can spread far and wide within a matter of days, a global-level integrated health information system is ideal but Canadas provincial barriers show that the country lags much behind in deployi...

Pandemic must be impetus, not obstacle, for clean water access

To make matters worse, there are suspicions that the inadequacy of wastewater treatment methods in California, the rest of the USA, and indeed around the world may help to propagate the disease even more widely. ...

3D printing and the future of manufacturing post COVID-19

The on-demand, customizable, and localized manufacturing of product components facilitated by 3D printing has the potential to redefine manufacturing but there are certain technical, mechanical, and legal limitations that, unless ...

Videos

Latest News

6-seater aircraft built by Captain Yadav completes 1st phase of test flight

A six-seater aircraft built by Captain Amol Yadav, a pilot from Mumbai in 2016, has completed the first phase of its test flight. I built this aircraft on my houses terrace. Successfully tested its various manoeuvre capabilities. We have re...

Cycling-Fuglsang wins Il Lombardia as Evenepoel crashes into ravine

Denmarks Jakob Fuglsang raced to a solo victory in the Giro di Lombardia after race favourite Remco Evenepoel was taken to hospital following a frightening crash into a ravine on Saturday.The Belgian prodigy went over a bridge barrier durin...

Dhoni symbolizes courage of youths from small towns: MP CM

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Saturday called former Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni a symbol of courage for crores of youths coming from small towns. Dhoni retired from international cricket on Saturday...

EAM Jaishankar thanks Moldova FM for greetings on Independence Day

External Affairs Minister EAM S Jaishankar on Saturday thanked Oleg Tulea, Foreign Minister of Moldova, for greetings on 74th Independence Day. Many thanks FM OlegTulea for the warm greetings of the people of Moldova on our Independence Day...

Give Feedback