Kazakhstan has the highest daily number of coronavirus cases, as the slow introduction of the vaccine raises concerns about another nightmarish summer in the former Soviet country of Central Asia.
According to official statistics, 2,077 new cases of the disease have been registered in the country, which is a record since the beginning of the pandemic.
President Kasim-Zhomart Tokayev sharply criticized his government’s slow deployment of vaccination against the local version of Russia’s Sputnik V, saying only 47,000 people in a country of 19 million had been fully vaccinated.
“The reason is simple. There are not enough vaccines, “he said, complaining that due to the current situation, Kazakhstan” was forced to accept unfavorable commercial and financial conditions to speed up supplies. “