Kazakhstan's COVID-19 cases top 60,000

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NUR-SULTAN, July 14 (Xinhua) -- Kazakhstan recorded 1,856 new confirmed COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, taking its nationwide tally to 61,755.

The number of single-day infections in Kazakhstan has surpassed 1,500 for six consecutive days, while Thursday witnessed a daily record high of 1,962.

Among its latest efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19, Kazakhstan has cut the retail price of medical masks by nearly 30 percent and tried to expand the number of hospital beds for COVID-19 patients.

Meanwhile, the Kazakh Ministry of Education and Science announced that about 3.2 million Kazakh schoolchildren, or 96 percent of the total number, will receive remote education next semester from Sept. 1, while colleges and universities will also start the academic year online.

Prime Minister Askar Mamin said Tuesday that the country will extend its second lockdown by another two weeks, until August 2.

The country underwent its first nationwide lockdown between March and May.

So far, the Central Asian country has registered 375 virus-related deaths and 35,911 recoveries. Enditem

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