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Kazakhstan suspends postal exchange with China amid coronavirus outbreak

07 Feb 2020, 14:21

Kazpost company which is Kazakhstan’s postal operator has suspended postal exchange with China amid coronavirus outbreak, Trend reports with reference to the company.

The company said that on the initiative of the China’s postal administration, the postal exchange via vehicles, planes and railways was suspended between China and Kazakhstan.

“Due to the suspension of the postal services with China, Kazpost also suspended transit postal exchange via China’s territory with countries such as Bangladesh, Brunei, Bhutan, Burma, Cambodia, Malaysia, Mongolia, Nepal, Laos, Thailand, Sri Lanka, Philippines and Taiwan,” the report said.

The company said it will additionally announce on the resumption of the postal exchange.

The outbreak in the Chinese city of Wuhan - which is an international transport hub - began at a fish market in late December 2019. Since then over 560 people have died and over 28,000 people have been confirmed as infected. Some sources claim the coronavirus outbreak started as early as November 2019.

The symptoms include cough, headache, fatigue, fever, aching and difficulty breathing. It is primarily spread through airborne contact or contact with contaminated objects.

Chinese health authorities say that the majority of the people who have died were either elderly or had underlying health problems.

Aside from Mainland China, the cases of coronavirus spreading have also been confirmed in Japan, Singapore, Thailand, South Korea, Hong Kong, Australia, Germany, the US, Malaysia, Taiwan, Vietnam, Macau, France, Canada, the UAE, India, Italy, Russia, Philippines, the UK, Nepal, Cambodia, Belgium, Spain, Finland, Sweden and Sri Lanka.

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