Kazakh President Addresses The Nation on State of Emergency
President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev declared a state of emergency in Kazakhstan due to coronavirus spread in his televised address. He called for Kazakh citizens to act responsibly and provide the necessary assistance to the authorized services.
“I have instructed the government to allocate funding for procurement of medicine, test-kits and laboratory equipment. There are enough beds in hospitals. I urge the Kazakh citizens to provide the necessary assistance to the authorized services. Please see a doctor immediately in case of the first symptoms of flu. Avoidance and violation of the quarantine mode will be punished. At the same time, you should observe hygiene and try to avoid crowded places. Dear fellow countrymen, we are witnessing the negative impact of the coronavirus on the world economy. Despite the economic upheavals, we will take all the necessary measures to prevent an increase of the social tension. International reserves of our country amounted to US$90 billion due to the far-sighted policy of the First President of Kazakhstan, Nursultan Nazarbayev. This is a substantial assurance for us in efforts to maintain the stability of our economy and fulfill the social obligations of the state,” emphasized President Of Kazakhstan, Kassym-Jomart Tokayev