Government • 03 March, 2020

Kazakh Govt taking measures to battle coronavirus

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The head of government, having heard the speakers, noted that the situation in the world has worsened. The virus has already affected more than 50 countries and continues to spread very actively.

“At present, there are no coronavirus infected in Kazakhstan. Therefore, it is necessary to continue all preventive measures. The virus also has a negative impact on the global economy, in particular, industry, transit, trade and export. In this regard, it is necessary to take appropriate measures to ensure stability of the economy of Kazakhstan,” Mamin said.

The head of government instructed to strengthen sanitary and epidemiological control at all checkpoints of the state border and ensure readiness for the implementation of measures planned in the Algorithm of Actions.

It was also instructed to make proposals for the postponement of major international events previously planned in the country, to suspend the issuance of transit, electronic, tourist visas for countries with an unfavorable situation for the spread of coronavirus infection.

Mamin ordered to increase the production of medical masks and other protective equipment at pharmaceutical enterprises of the Republic of Kazakhstan

“The Ministry of Industry and Infrastructure Development should restrict regular flights to countries where coronavirus is actively spreading. I also instruct you to ensure an increase in the production of medical masks and other protective equipment at our pharmaceutical enterprises,” said Mamin.

The prime minister instructed akimats of the regions to strengthen anti-epidemic measures in public and private organizations, especially in schools, educational institutions, public service centers, shopping centers, markets, etc.

“Akimats and the Ministry of Labor to suspend the issuance of permits to attract foreign labor for citizens from countries with unfavorable levels of coronavirus infection,” said Mamin.

The government should ensure the stability of the national economy in the face of uncertain market conditions in foreign markets associated with coronavirus — Askar Mamin

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