Askar Mamin strengthens restrictive measures in Kazakhstan

Askar Mamin strengthens restrictive measures in Kazakhstan

The Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Askar Mamin, has announced plan to further strengthen restrictive measures in the country between June 20 and 21.

This was disclosed on Thursday June 18, 2020, during a meeting of the Interdepartmental Commission held to discuss prevention of the Coronavirus Infection 

The additional measures, which were aimed at stabilizing the situation in Kazakhstan, followed the situation report released by the acting Minister of Healthcare, Lyazzat Aktayeva. 

Considering the complication of the situation report, and the increase in the  rate of coronavirus infection in several regions of the country, the Commission decided to introduce additional restrictive measures between June 20 and 21 2020, in the cities of Nur-Sultan, Almaty, Karaganda, Shymkent, Pavlodar and Ekibastuz. 

According to Mamin, businesses such as shopping malls, entertainment centers, trading houses, chain stores, indoor food and non-food markets, bazaars will be suspended. 

He added that 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," Mamin said. 

"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," he added.