COVID-19 cases in Kazakhstan reach 3,988
The coronavirus cases in Kazakhstan’s Tengiz field reached 120. Epidemiologists say that the violation of the self-isolation rules is the reason for the increase in the number of infections in the oil field. As it turned out, the workers placed in quarantine facilities didn’t comply with the confinement restrictions.
Previously, the workers demanded a relaxation of the quarantine measures. However, the coronavirus emergency response commission said that there will be no easing in this matter.
“They demanded to lift the living conditions restrictions. In particular, the workers asked to allow common smoking areas and common dining facilities, as well as spending time together. Since this is a violation of self-isolation rules during the coronavirus quarantine regime, they were denied the request,” said the commission.
Meanwhile, the COVID-19 cases are growing in Kazakhstan. According to the latest data, the number of infections in the country reached 3,988. Almaty is the hardest-hit city in Kazakhstan in terms of the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases. The city reported a total of 1,291 coronavirus cases. The Kazakh capital Nur-Sultan is the second worst-affected city, it registered a total of 700 coronavirus cases. Kyzylorda region is in third place. The coronavirus cases here reached 214 in the region. 213 people were infected in Shymkent, 189 in West Kazakhstan region, 184 in Atyrau region, 160 in Aktobe region, 159 in Karagandy region, 154 in Zhambyl region, 150 in Almaty region, 150 in Pavlodar region, 141 in Turkistan region, 100 in Akmola region, 74 in Mangystau region, 50 in Kostanai region, 30 in North Kazakhstan region and 29 in East Kazakhstan region.
Fortunately, the number of people who beat COVID-19 is also growing in Kazakhstan. According to the latest data, 1,107 patients recovered from coronavirus in the country. The COVID-19 death toll in Kazakhstan stands at 27.