Former Kazakh President Nazarbayev Tests Positive For COVID-19 - June 23, 2020

June 23, 2020

Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbaev, who continues to control the Central Asian country after his sudden resignation last year, has tested positive for the coronavirus. Nazarbaev's press service said on June 18 that the former president was currently self-isolated and continued to work remotely.
The 79-year-old Nazarbaev announced his resignation in March 2019 after ruling the oil-rich former Soviet republic for almost 30 years. But he continues to lead the ruling Nur-Otan party and the country's powerful Security Council.