Kazakhstan • 18 June, 2020

Restrictive measures to strengthen in Kazakhstan this weekend

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Prime Minister Askar Mamin chaired a selector meeting of the Interdepartmental Commission to Prevent the Spread of Coronavirus Infection in the Republic of Kazakhstan. In accordance with the order of the President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, additional measures were considered to stabilize the epidemiological situation in Kazakhstan.

Acting Minister of Healthcare Lyazzat Aktayeva reported on the sanitary and epidemiological situation in the country, akims of Nur-Sultan Altai Kulginov, Almaty — Bakytzhan Sagintayev, Shymkent — Murat Aitenov, Karaganda region — Zhenis Kassymbek, Akmola region — Yermek Marzhikpayev, and Turkistan region — Umirzak Shukeyev reported on the situation in the regions.

Given the complication of the epidemiological situation and the increase in the incidence rate of coronavirus infection in several regions of Kazakhstan, the Commission decided to introduce additional restrictive measures on weekends — June 20-21, 2020:

  1. in the cities of Nur-Sultan, Almaty, Karaganda, Shymkent, Pavlodar and Ekibastuz:
  • The work of shopping and entertainment centers, trading houses, chain stores, indoor food and non-food markets, bazaars will be suspended;
  • The work of public catering facilities will be allowed only in the open air in a street format while maintaining social distance;
  • The operation of public transport will be limited;
  • The work of public places: parks, squares, embankments, beaches, water parks will be suspended;
  • The activities of fitness centers will be suspended
  • The access to the street for people over 65 years old will be restricted.

2) In settlements with a population of over 50 thousand people:

  • The work of public places: parks, squares, embankments, water parks will be suspended;
  • The access to the street for people over 65 years old will be restricted.

3) The entrance to tourist areas, geographically close to the cities of Nur-Sultan, Almaty, Karaganda, Shymkent, Pavlodar and Ekibastuz will be closed in accordance with the decisions of the chief sanitary doctors of the regions, for people already located in these zones it is highly recommended to observe social distance.

The head of government instructed the akimats of the regions to resolve the following issues as soon as possible:

  • expanding the coverage of PCR testing among the population by opening additional laboratories on the basis of medical organizations;
  • increasing the number of infectious and provisional places in hospitals;
  • ensuring coverage by CT examination of patients with the involvement of available resources in the regions, regardless of ownership;
  • ensuring timely service of emergency and emergency calls by ambulance stations;
  • implementing high-quality dynamic monitoring (remotely, mobile teams) of patients at home at the level of outpatient care;
  • conducting active outreach.
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