Kazakhstan has flatly denied allegations made by the Chinese government that the country has an unknown pneumonia outbreak more deadly than Covid-19.
On Thursday July 9, the Chinese Embassy in Kazakhstan issued a warning to it’s citizens living in the country that an unknown pneumonia had killed more than 1,700 people, urging them to take preventive measures while in the country as the disease was more deadly than Covid-19.
“Kazakhstani Health Department and other agencies are conducting comparative research and have not defined the nature of the pneumonia virus,” the statement said.
“New cases of the unidentified pneumonia have been increasing significantly since mid-June across the country”, said the embassy, adding that in some places, authorities are reporting hundreds of new cases a day.
According to the embassy, the rise was concentrated in the regions of Atyrau, Aktobe and Shymkent, which together have almost 500 new…
Source: Linda Ikeji