China warns of ‘unknown pneumonia’ deadlier than COVID-19 in Kazakhstan

Beijing, July 10

China has warned its residents residing in Kazakhstan of an area “unknown pneumonia” which, it stated, has a “much higher” fatality price than the COVID-19 illness.

The “unknown pneumonia in Kazakhstan caused 1,772 deaths in the first six months of the year, including 628 people in June alone”, the Chinese embassy within the central Asian nation stated in a press release on its WeChat platform on Thursday, including that the fatalities additionally included Chinese residents.

“The fatality price of the illness is far greater than COVID-19,” state-run Global Times quoted the embassy’s assertion on Friday.

Many organisations, together with Kazakhstan’s well being division are finding out the “virus of this pneumonia”, the embassy stated.

There has not been any indication whether or not this illness is said to the COVID-19.

Some Chinese specialists stated that measures must be taken to forestall the pneumonia from spreading into China.

Kazakhstan borders China’s northwest Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.

The embassy is reminding the Chinese residents in Kazakhstan to lift their consciousness of measures to forestall the unfold of the virus.

It quoted native media as saying that since mid-June, nearly 500 folks have been contaminated with the pneumonia in three areas of Kazakhstan.

Kazakhstan’s healthcare minister on Wednesday stated that the variety of sufferers sickened by the pneumonia was two to a few occasions greater than those that have been contaminated with the COVID-19, the report quoted Kazakh media as saying.

The minister stated that it had deliberate to publish correct tallies of confirmed instances as early as subsequent week, noting that whereas it was not essential to publish the quantity, the general public must know the true state of affairs, Kazakh worldwide information company Kazinform reported.

Kazakhstan has reported 51,059 instances of COVID-19, together with 264 deaths, based on Johns Hopkins University’s coronavirus useful resource centre.

The US and plenty of nations have accused China of hiding the COVID-19 information from the world.

However, China has denied protecting up the extent of its coronavirus outbreak and accused the US of trying to divert public consideration. PTI

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