Kazakhstan says Chinese media spreads false information about unknown pneumoniaChristian Fernsby ▼ | July 10, 2020
Kazakhstan’s Health Ministry said on June 10 that Chinese reports about unknown pneumonia, more deadly than coronavirus in the Central Asian state, are fake.
The Chinese Embassy in the capital of Kazakhstan, Nur-Sultan, warned on June 9 its citizens in the Central Asian republic of unknown pneumonia. A warning about this was posted on the website of the Chinese Embassy.
The embassy cites Kazakh media reports that the incidence of pneumonia has significantly increased in the regions of Kazakhstan since mid-June. “The mortality from this disease is much higher than from a new coronavirus infection. The Ministry of Health of Kazakhstan and other institutions are conducting a comparative study of the pneumonia virus, and the final determination has not been accepted,” the Chinese embassy said in a statement.
After this, a number of Chinese media, citing this statement, the Chinese Embassy in Kazakhstan announced a new type of pneumonia and disseminated information, calling heated discussions among Chinese users of the Weibo social network. ■