Coronavirus hits Kazakh elite, capital city rings alarm
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.
Despite vaccines in development, the head of the World Health Organization cautioned that the treatments had yet to prove effective and might only convey protection for a short time. This report produced by Zachary Goelman.
The Government has announced two new tests for coronavirus and flu, which canreturn results in just 90 minutes, are to be deployed in hospitals, care homesand laboratories from next week. The tests have been hailed as a crucialinstrument in the fight against the pandemic, especially as the UK heads intothe colder months. There are two types of test; the swab test and the finger-prick test, used to test if a person has Covid-19 or once had the virus. Thetwo current test available has some setbacks, mainly being the amount of timeit takes to process results, between 24-72 hours to get results. The mainthing with the news test, yet to be introduced, is the speed with which theyare able to detect not just Covid-19, but also other seasonal illnesses. Thiswill be crucial as Britain heads into winter, as will easily identify ifsufferers will need to self-isolate.
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Cats may have been our pets for much longer than previously thought. A new study shows that felines may have been pets for Kazakh pastoralists along the Silk Road over 1,000 years ago. Tests on a cat skeleton found in southern Kazakhstan revealed that cats may have been pets for nomadic herders. Researchers say it's rare to find an almost complete cat skeleton from this era. The skeleton allowed researchers to analyze the bones to see how the cat lived.
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