Coronavirus cases in Kazakhstan grow, says Kazakh Chief Sanitary Doctor

Coronavirus cases in Kazakhstan grow, says Kazakh Chief Sanitary Doctor

Coronavirus growth rate has amounted to 15 percent over the last week in Kazakhstan, said Kazakh Chief Sanitary Doctor Aizhan Yesmagambetova at a briefing in the Central Communications Service. This was caused by the increased number of testing. To date, more than 559,000 COVID-19 testing have been conducted since the first case was reported.

The increase was caused by the violation of the quarantine measures as well. Most of the cases were reported among colleagues. Many employees do not wear masks and gloves anymore as well as maintain the distance.

935 cases are registered at an oil field in Atyrau region at the moment. 101 employees of one of the LLPs caught coronavirus in Shymkent. 34 cases were reported in one of the mines in Karagandy region,” said Aizhan Yesmagambetova.

The sanitary doctor also said that they registered repeated violations by enterprises. Inspectors checked 358 facilities in the capital only, and 85 percent of them are working as if coronavirus does not exist.

Food and non-food stores do not observe the rules. Cashiers work without wearing masks, gloves and special clothes. There are no antiseptics. Packaging rules for bakery products are not observed. Catering facilities, dentistry’s, hairdressing and beauty salons also violate the sanitary and disinfection rules. At the same time, I would like to draw attention to the fact that we register diseases among sellers of various stores in Nur-Sultan almost every day. We have a competence for violators who can face a fine of 50 to 500 monthly calculation indexes, equivalent to 138,900 to 1.389 million tenge (US$333 to over US$3,333) or have their facilities closed,” warned Aizhan Yesmagambetova.