Embassy of China in Kazakhstan on Thursday warned Chinese citizens living in the country, of pneumonia of unknown origin, which, according to local media reports, has a “much higher” mortality rates than the COVID-19.
Unknown pneumonia caused heated debate among Chinese Internet users that remain concerned by the pandemic coronavirus.
At the time of publication in the press more than 370 million Internet users read the message with the title “Pneumonia of unknown origin, which was reported in Kazakhstan” on Sina Weibo.
“What happened to the earth in 2020? First COVID-19, and now another pneumonia? All we want this year is to live in safetyand,” writes one commenter.
Unknown pneumonia in Kazakhstan led to 1772 deaths in the first six months of 2020, including 628 people in June, including citizens of China, — stated in the message of the Embassy, published on Thursday on the platform WeChat, citing the message of Kazakhstan’s media.
Mortality from this disease is much higher than that COVID-19, and numerous organizations — including the Ministry of health of Kazakhstan study the virus, according to the Embassy.
While there were no signs of Association of this disease with a coronavirus.
Some Chinese experts believe that it is necessary to take measures to prevent the spread of pneumonia in China. Kazakhstan borders Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous region in Northwest China.