'Pneumonia' deadlier than coronavirus sweeping Kazakhstan
New Delhi : Registering over 600 fatalities in the month of June, the Chinese embassy in Kazakhstan has warned about an unknown pneumonia that is sweeping the central Asian country.
The embassy issued an advisory to the people living in the former Soviet Bloc country and mentioned that the fatality rate with the pneumonia is way higher than that of coronavirus.
Kazakhstan borders northwest China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region.
The “unknown pneumonia” in Kazakhstan caused 1,772 deaths in the first six months of the year, including 628 people in June alone, including Chinese citizens, the embassy said in a statement on its WeChat platform on Thursday.
“The fatality rate of the disease is much higher than Covid-19,” read the embassy’s statement.
It has not been mentioned that WHO has any information on the 'unknown pneumonia'.
According to Chinese state media, Kazakhstan’s healthcare minister said on Wednesday that the number of patients sickened by the pneumonia is two to three times more than those who have been infected with Covid-19.