Tokayev instructed to study the possibility of introducing strict quarantine

The President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Zhomart Tokayev has instructed the state Commission to combat coronavirus to study and make proposals for the introduction of strict quarantine in the country, reported the press service of the head of the Republic.

"To take emergency measures to stabilize the current epidemiological situation of charge state in the two-day period to work out and make me an offer on the introduction of a rigid quarantine by analogy with those which operated in March-may of the current year", - said Tokayev at the meeting with government members, the heads of several state bodies, heads of cities and regions.

Tokayev also instructed all decisions on the pandemic, the elimination of negative social and economic effects to develop in the framework of the relevant state Commission under the leadership of Prime Minister Askar Mamin. According to him, the state Commission should provide centralized control of the distribution of critical resources.

According to the Kazakh President, in a timely manner adopted strict quarantine allowed to win time and to delay the peak of the epidemic. However, he regretted that immediately after the lifting of state of emergency has been weakened all quarantine measures.

"Since the lifting of restrictions on 11 may this year, the number of cases of coronavirus infection has increased seven-fold. This is largely due to shortcomings in the work of several government agencies. It should be noted that the system of public administration at Central and local level are not prepared to function effectively outside of a state of emergency", - says the head of state.

According to him, the interdepartmental Commission has not coped with the challenge, and the Ministry of health failed to ensure the coordination of Central and local authorities. In addition, untimely and ineffective actions on the ground led to the spread of the virus in the workforce, in the backbone industries, the President added.

From March 16 to may 11, the country was governed by a state of emergency due to pandemic coronavirus. Later on, there was gradual lifting of restrictive measures, but because of the growth distribution COVID-19 in some regions was resumed quarantine restrictions.

World health organization March 11 announced the outbreak of a new coronavirus infection COVID-19 pandemic. According to the latest who data, the world revealed more than 9.8 million cases, more than 495 thousand people died.

Recent data on the situation of COVID-19 in Russia and the world presented on the portal stopmanager.of the Russian Federation.