NUR-SULTAN, Kazakhstan – President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev has instructed the government to extend the quarantine introduced in early July for another two weeks, presidential residence Akorda said on July 29.

“To further consolidate the positive effect of the restrictive measures introduced in July and taking into account the possible deterioration of the epidemiological situation in Kazakhstan and neighbouring states, Kassym-Jomart Tokayev instructed the state commission to extend the quarantine measures for another two weeks, followed by a phased relief,” Akorda said.

Kazakhstan Prime Minister Askar Mamin told a meeting on the fight against coronavirus on July 28 in Akorda that after the introduction of strict quarantine measures, the number of reported cases of COVID – 19 has decreased by almost 30%. The number of infected people is kept at the level of 1,500-1,600 people per day. The workload of hospitals fell by 43%, including the intensive care wards – by 27%. The number of recovered people increased to 63%.

The decision to extend the quarantine means there will be no relaxation of measures on August 3. The day before, Health Minister Alexei Tsoi reported that quarantine measures would be mitigated in Kazakhstan starting from August 3, while maintaining positive dynamics on COVID-19. He promised that the shopping and entertainment center, beauty salons, kindergartens, markets will be allowed to work.

According to official data, as of July 29, 86,192 people have been diagnosed with coronavirus, 54,404 people recovered, 793 died in Kazakhstan.

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