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Kazakhstan’s former president and Wellness minister test positive for coronavirus

The 79-year-old former and president Nursultan Nazarbayev will keep working from a distance right now. He dominated the nation for three years ahead of his ally Kassym-Jomart Tokayev became president but he has been a great influence.

“Regrettably, the virus didn’t skip our First President. I need Nursultan Nazarbayev for a quick recovery. He’s a powerful guy. His entire life is filled with struggles so that I expect he will easily conquer this challenge,” Tokayev tweeted Thursday.

The nation of 18 million people has listed over 20,000 instances of coronavirus and almost 100 deaths.

“Regrettably, this isn’t an asymptomatic type, therefore I had been hospitalized in an infectious diseases hospital,” Birtanov composed at a Facebook post.

“Despite all of the rigorous sanitary steps I followed, there are always dangers. This is particularly true for people who work, can’t get the job done remotely,” he added.

Baranov encouraged citizens to distance themselves from each other and also to consult with a physician if they have signs, saying that cases were climbing in several areas of the nation.

Kazakhstan has started phasing out restrictions regardless of the growth in cases. The boundary to the nation remains mostly closed with big limitations to thieves.

The oil-rich Central Asian state shares a large border with Russia in which coronavirus cases continue to grow.

The nation now has more listed coronavirus instances than its other Central Asian neighbors like Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan.