Kazakhstan studies coronavirus genome as part of WHO project
Kazakhstan intends to study the genome of the novel coronavirus. Deputy director of the National Public Health Center Serzhan Aidossov talked about which data will be used to build the full picture of the course of the disease.
“We are conducting research on the first coronavirus cases and the people who were in contact with the infected people. This is the World Health Organization’s project. It allows us to study the strain of the virus, as well as the course of the spread of COVID-19 among the population and which factors influenced it. We hope to give the results of our research to the Kazakh Health Ministry within one or two months, as soon as we complete the work with the experts and scientists of our universities,” Aidossov said.
To date, there are 5,417 confirmed coronavirus cases in Kazakhstan. 2,287 people recovered; 32 died.