27 Feb 2020 11:12

No coronavirus cases among Kazakh citizens abroad - Kazakh Foreign Ministry

NUR-SULTAN. Feb 27 (Interfax) - No Kazakh citizens who are currently abroad are sick or suspected of being sick with Covid-19, Kazakh Foreign Ministry spokesperson Aibek Smadiyarov said at a press briefing on Thursday.

"As you are aware, the geography of the coronavirus is rapidly growing, so the Foreign Ministry is working hard, and our missions abroad are monitoring the situation on an hourly basis. Luckily, there are no Kazakh citizens among those who are sick or suspected of being sick with Covid-19," Smadiyarov said.

"We're asking Kazakh citizens to take medical precautions and limit their travels, if possible," he said.

Coronavirus-induced pneumonia, also known as Covid-2019, began spreading from Wuhan, the administrative center of China's Hubei province, in December 2019. According to the latest updates, the world has seen more than 82,000 cases of coronavirus, including more than 2,800 fatalities.