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Kazakh authorities return quarantine regime

19.06.2020 111 просмотров

From June 20-21, shopping centers are closed again, restrictions are introduced for people over 65 years old.


The authorities of the republic attribute this decision to a sharp increase in the number of cases after the lifting of restrictive measures and the fact that many important government officials fell ill, including the first president, Nursultan Nazarbayev. 

In Nur-Sultan, Almaty, Karaganda, In Shymkent, Pavlodar and Ekibastuz, trading houses, chain stores, covered food and non-food markets, markets will be closed again. 

Catering establishments will be allowed to work only in a street format while maintaining social distance.

Again embankments and beaches, parks, squares and water parks, as well as fitness centers will be closed.

In all settlements where more than 50 thousand people live, people over 65 years old will again be prohibited from going out.

Checkpoints will be set up again at the entrance to Nur-Sultan, Almaty, Karaganda, Shymkent, Pavlodar and Ekibastuz. 

The first time quarantine restrictions were introduced on March 16. Since the beginning of June, quarantine has been lifted, entry into cities has been allowed, and business has been operating at full capacity. 

At the same time, the incidence of coronavirus in Kazakhstan immediately after the lifting of restrictions began to rise sharply: on some days, about a thousand patients were detected in day. Officials also began to get sick en masse: the head of the Zhambyl region and the Minister of Health of Kazakhstan also became infected. As of the morning of June 18, 15,877 cases of COVID-19 were registered in Kazakhstan, as well as 6,831 asymptomatic carriers of coronavirus. 100 people have already died.

Earlier, President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev said that the situation with the coronavirus "due to massive non-compliance by citizens with the quarantine regime remains difficult, but is under government control."

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