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Kazakhstan to double bed capacity for COVID-19 patients

2 July 2020 18:21

NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM - Yeraly Tugzhanov, Deputy Prime Minister of Kazakhstan, has informed of a 50% increase in beds for COVID-19 patients at temporary and infectious hospitals by late July, Kazinform correspondent reports.

The number of beds for COVID-19 patients at infectious and temporary hospitals will double from 28 to 42 thousand by the end of July. According to Tugzhanov, such a decision is of great significance for treatment of COVID-19 cases.

He said the country is planning to step up PCR testing from 30 to 39 thousand and works to provide the population with necessary pharmaceuticals.