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Emergency medical airlift arrives for 'mystery pneumonia worse than coronavirus'

shell out for Daily Star's newsletter. It's FREE! Sign up today for the biggest and brightest stories sent straight to your inbox Kazakhstan has accepted an airlift of 55 tonnes of emergency medical supplies from Russia amid claims a deadly "unknown pneumonia" more dangerous than coronavirus is rampant in the ex-Soviet state.

The Kazakh authorities have denied the Chinese reports suggesting a mystery new strain, but admitted to a worrying surge in pneumonia cases not showing as Covid-19 in tests.Largest city Almaty was put into a total "hard quarantine" lockdown for the weekend with all businesses and markets closed amid concern over soaring infections. The World Health Organisation (WHO) said it expects the pneumonia spike to be identified

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COVID-19," state-run Global Times quoted the embassy's statement on Friday.Many organisations including Kazakhstan's health department are studying the "virus of this pneumonia", the embassy said.There has not been any indication whether this disease is related to the COVID-19.Some Chinese experts said that measures should be taken to prevent the pneumonia from spreading into China.Kazakhstan borders China's northwest Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.The embassy is reminding the Chinese citizens in Kazakhstan to raise their awareness of measures to prevent the spread of the virus.It quoted local media as saying that since mid-June, almost 500 people have been infected with the pneumonia in three regions of Kazakhstan.Kazakhstan's healthcare
BEIJING – China said Friday it will retaliate against U.S. officials and institutions following Washington’s imposition of sanctions on three local officials of the ruling Communist Party over human rights abuses in the northwestern region of Xinjiang.

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