In Kazakhstan, which borders China in Central Asia, the Chinese government has been strained by the collective outbreak of an unidentified pneumonia virus which already has a much higher mortality rate than COVID-19.
On July 10th, according to China’s Media’s Global Times and Hong Kong’s South China Morning Post (SCMP), the Chinese embassy in Kazakhstan said on a previous day’s WeChat post that an “unidentified pneumonia is sweeping across Kazakhstan” and has issued a warning about it.
The Chinese embassy in Kazakhstan said that the pneumonia killed 1,772 people in January to June this year, and 628 people died in June alone.
“The Kazakhstani health authorities are conducting a comparative study of this new pneumonia virus, but the virus has not yet been identified,” said the Chinese embassy.
According to Kazakhstan’s health authorities, more than 1,700 pneumonia cases occurred in the country last month, more than twice that of the same period from last year. These are only officially compiled numbers, so the actual infection size is likely to be much larger.
Health care officials in Kazakhstan’s capital Nur-Sultan said, “More than 300 people are being diagnosed with pneumonia and hospitalized every day.”
The spread of this unidentified pneumonia is putting a heavy burden on Kazakhstan, which is already struggling to contain COVID-19.
Kazakhstan’s government, which declared a state of emergency on March 16th due to the spread of COVID-19, lifted most of their COVID-19 restrictions on May 11th. However, due to the spread of the new, unidentified pneumonia, restrictions and quarantine measures are again being reinforced in some regions.
According to Kazakhstan’s health authorities, the number of patients currently suffering from pneumonia is two to three times higher than those infected with COVID-19.
President Kassim-Jomart Tokayev said, “The second wave of COVID-19 and this surge in pneumonia are overlapping. The situation is still serious, and it is too early to ease restrictions.”
China also is facing an emergency situation on its border with Kazakhstan. Kazakhstan borders Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) in northwestern China. Chinese experts are arguing that measures are needed to prevent the influx of this unidentified pneumonia from entering China through XUAR.
Source: Seoul Newspaper
But the end of all things is at hand; therefore be serious and watchful in your prayers. (1 Peter 4:7)
Amen. God, on top of COVID-19, another plague of unknown cause is said to be occurring collectively in Kazakhstan. This new pneumonia epidemic has a higher mortality rate than COVID-19 and is making many concerned about what will happen next.
In this age, when the Word of the Lord is being fulfilled rapidly, the world church must wake up and go with the Lord. No matter what the situation, the word of the Lord will surely come true, and He will come again as King of all nations.
May the world church see this day! Lord, help us to leave behind all darkness that distracts us from You and the gospel and wake us up!
Would the Kazakh church be awakened to the plagues and the powers of Satan that are shaking the whole world and pray with holy fire! Help them to stand as a church that wins all spiritual battles in the last days in the name of Jesus! Amen!