Restrictions to Enter and Leave Nur-Sultan to Come into Force March 22
Residents and visitors of the Kazakh capital have 72 hours to return home or leave the city either by air or rail transport, the deputy mayor of Nur-Sultan, Bakhtiyar Maken said to the press. The restrictions on entry and exit from the city will come into force on the 22nd of March.
“The transit transport of any communication routes will be permitted without any barriers, but with enhanced sanitary control. Food cargo services will pass though a ‘green corridor’ with enhanced sanitary control”, Deputy Mayor of Nur-Sultan, Bakhtiyar Makes commented.
He also assured the city residents that there is enough supply of essential consumer goods and food products in stores. The city authorities promise to ensure an uninterrupted supply at all times. “It is important to say that all the grocery shops and convenience stores will continue working. We are constantly monitoring them”, Maken added.
Additional beds have been made ready in the local hospitals in preparation for the increase of coronavirus cases. Deputy Mayor Maken notes that the tripartite memorandum has been signed with the pharmaceutical association and the department for quality control and safety of goods and services on mutual cooperation in regulating prices and supply of medications.