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Elections 2021: Candidates for deputies don’t comply with sanitary rules

Candidates for deputies do not follow sanitary rules during meetings with voters. The Minister of Health of Kyrgyzstan Alymkadyr Beishenaliev said on the air of Ala-Too 24 program.

According to him, the Ministry of Health recommends washing hands or treating them with an antiseptic solution after each handshake. However, not all candidates comply with these rules.

«Parliamentary elections will take place in Kyrgyzstan on November 28. We see that many candidates for deputies do not comply with sanitary rules at meetings with the population. In particular, doctors said that people should wear masks, keep a distance and treat their hands with antiseptic at such events. In addition, we said: when people come from one building to another, they need to use antiseptics or wash hands with warm water and soap. If candidates begin to comply with these rules, the incidence of coronavirus infection will be low,» Alymkadyr Beishenaliev said.

He noted that domestic medical workers successfully coped with the third wave of the pandemic in June and July, and there has been a slight increase in the number of people infected with COVID-19 since the end of September. According to the minister, those who have not been vaccinated are more often infected with coronavirus.

«Kyrgyzstan’s medical workers control the situation day and night. If there is an outbreak of coronavirus somewhere, we send specialists to stop its spread. COVID-19 mostly affects people who have not been vaccinated. Only vaccination can defeat the coronavirus. It’s a pity that we lose famous people. Mar Baidzhiev died recently. As it turned out, he did not get vaccinated,» Alymkadyr Beishenaliev added.