March 13, 2020

Kazakhstan confirms first coronavirus cases

Hospital shuts down 3 wards as 4 doctors test positive to COVID-19

Two Kazakh citizens have tested positive for coronavirus after returning from Germany, Healthcare Minister Yelzhan Birtanov said on Friday, the first cases of the disease in the Central Asian country.

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The patients are staying in a specialized hospital in Almaty, Kazakhstan’s biggest city, he told a briefing.