Kazakhstan confirms first two coronavirus cases

A nurse prepares her mask before she demonstrates a coronavirus test at the infection station of the university hospital in Essen, Germany, on March 12, 2020. (AP)

Two Kazakh citizens have tested positive for coronavirus after returning from Germany, Healthcare Minister Yelzhan Birtanov said on Friday, the first cases of the disease in the Central Asian country.

The patients are staying in a specialized hospital in Almaty, Kazakhstan’s biggest city, he told a briefing.

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:57 - GMT 06:57