Karagandy Region, Aktobe and Taraz Go into Coronavirus Lockdown
Kazakh government introduces quarantine measures in the Karagandy region and two more cities, including Aktobe and Taraz, in order to contain the spread of COVID-19. All forms of transportation will be suspended in Aktobe starting 9 p.m. tonight. City residents will be allowed to leave their homes only for essential services or activities.
“During the quarantine period, the work of almost all institutions in the city, except for pharmacies, grocery stores and public infrastructure, will be temporarily suspended. The website of the Mayor’s office of Aktobe has provided all the necessary information. Public buses will run three times a day: from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m., from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m., from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. The city authorities have banned Aktobe residents from leaving their homes except for essentials such as going to work, buying food and medicine and taking out the trash,” Nursulu Berkimbayeva, head of the Aktobe Department of Quality and Safety Control of Goods and Services region said.
Karagandy region will be placed under quarantine starting midnight. Residents of Karagandy, Abai, Saran, Temirtau and Shakhtinsk, as well as several settlements in Bukhar-Zhyrau district will be required to follow strict quarantine rules.
Taraz will go into lockdown starting April 7. However, public transport will stat available for use from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.