Kazakhstan’s first president tests positive for COVID-19

Kazakhstan's first President, Nursultan Nazarbayev, has tested positive for COVID-19 and has gone into self-isolation, his office announced on Thursday.

ANKARA– Nursultan Nazarbayev, the former Kazakh president has been tested positive for novel coronavirus and remained in self-isolation, according to the Kazinform’s report on Thursday.

However, the Nursultan Nazarbayev is the first Kazakh president who stepped down from his position in previous year who remained in power for the duration of three decades.

According to the Kazinform; the national news agency of Kazakhstan, after being tested positive for COVID-19, Nazarbayev is in self-isolation but he wouldn’t face pause doing his duties, while he said that he “would continue to carry out his duties remotely while in isolation.”

“There is no reason to panic,” the statement from the press service of Nazarbayev also added.

The country (Kazakhstan has so far recorded 15,192 case of infection from the novel coronavirus nationwide. The news claimed the death of four people in the country over the past 24 hours which now makes the total of death numbers 81. And, according to the national news, as for Tuesday, there are 9,388 recovered cases who defeated the virus.

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