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Kazakhstan imposes two-week quarantine

Kazakhstan introduced from July 5 to two-week quarantine with the possibility of extension, said on Thursday the press-service of the government.

Earlier 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. The government has proposed to introduce restrictive measures on 5 July for a period of 14 days, with a possible extension.

However, a ban on conducting of entertainment, sporting and other mass events, as well as family events allowed individual workouts outdoors, impose restrictions on the movement of the population along streets, parks – no more than 3 people, restricted the movement of persons older than 65 years.

A ban on the operation of beauty salons, hairdressers, gyms, fitness centers, swimming pools, food and non-food indoor markets, beaches, water parks, cultural sites, museums, exhibitions, forums, conferences and other organized events, entertainment centers, children's preschool institutions (except for on-duty groups), religious objects and other (entertainment centers in the shopping centers, entertainment facilities (karaoke, Billiards, computer clubs, bowling centres), cinemas, children's health camps, food courts, Banquet halls).

According to the government, remains a remote form of work for at least 80% of employees of state bodies (organizations), offices, national companies and other organizations, as well as the activities of health centres by appointment.

The Prime Minister of Kazakhstan Askar Mamin noted that, depending on the further development of the epidemiological situation in the country, these restrictive measures can be prolonged for 2 weeks or tightened.