Beijing: The Chinese language embassy in Kazakhstan has issued a warning of lethal ‘unknown pneumonia’ after greater than 600 individuals died of pneumonia in June, a report has stated.
Based on the South China Morning Publish, authorities in Kazakhstan — the central Asian nation, have reimposed Covid-19 lockdown in some components of the nation amid a spike in pneumonia instances final month.
The nation as a complete noticed 1,772 pneumonia deaths within the first a part of the yr, 628 of which occurred in June, together with some Chinese language nationals, the Chinese language embassy stated in an announcement.
“The death rate of this disease is much higher than the novel coronavirus. The country’s health departments are conducting comparative research into the pneumonia virus, but have yet to identify the virus,” the embassy was quoted as saying to the South China Morning Publish.
Whereas the Chinese language embassy described the sickness as ‘unknown pneumonia’, Kazakhstani officers and media have solely stated it’s pneumonia.
The embassy’s web site, citing native media studies, stated the provinces of Atyrau and Aktobe and town of Shymkent have reported important spikes in pneumonia instances because the center of June.
“The Chinese embassy in Kazakhstan reminds Chinese nationals here to be aware of the situation and step up a prevention to lower the infection risks,” the embassy stated.
“Some 300 people diagnosed with pneumonia are being hospitalised every day,” Saule Kisikova, the well being care division chief within the capital Nur-Sultan, was quoted as saying to the native media.
It was additionally not recognized if the WHO had been knowledgeable in regards to the ‘unknown pneumonia’.
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