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Government of Kazakhstan introduces quarantine regime in Nur-Sultan and Almaty

The Government of Kazakhstan introduces quarantine regime in Nur-Sultan and Almaty due to an outbreak of coronavirus. Press service of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan reported.

«Given the complicated situation with the spread of COVID-19 in Nur-Sultan and Almaty, as well as to prevent the spread of coronavirus to other cities of the country, the state commission decided to introduce additional restrictive, preventive and anti-epidemiological measures,» the press service said.

Quarantine begins on March 19. Entry and departure from the cities will be limited, as well as work of the public transport. Some types of transportation will be completely stopped. The authorities are also going to close all stores, with the exception of grocery stores and pharmacies. Restaurants and cafes will work only for delivery.

A state of emergency was declared in Kazakhstan from March 16 to April 15 in connection with the coronavirus pandemic. Officials are prohibited from traveling abroad, places of mass gathering of people, for example, theaters and cinemas, are closed, and other events are prohibited.

As of March 17, at least 27 cases of coronavirus infection were registered in the republic.