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Coronavirus hits Kazakh elite, capital city rings alarm

Reuters Wednesday, 17 June 2020
The speaker of Kazakhstan's lower house of parliament has self-isolated after contracting the new coronavirus, authorities said on Wednesday as they raised the alarm about a fresh surge in COVID-19 cases in the capital Nur-Sultan.
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