Self-isolation level declines in Kazakhstan
It seems like people are tired of sitting at home all the time. Self-isolation level decrease can be observed in Kazakhstan. The warm weather also might be the reason of quarantine violations. It is hard to restrain yourself and not leave the stuffy apartment when it is 20 degrees Celsius above zero outside.
Yandex launched a self-isolation index on their webpage, which shows self-isolation data on major cities of Russia and neighbouring countries. Depersonalized data on the use of Yandex apps is used to calculate the self-isolation index. The higher the index number, the better people follow the quarantine regime and less people go outside. Thus, zero on the scale corresponds to the high level of self-isolation violations, whereas five means there are almost no one on the streets, typical of late night hours.
Hundreds of companies reopened in Nur-Sultan after nearly a one-month break. This probably was the reason why the self-isolation index didn’t even reach three on Monday, April 20, and was 2.9.
A similar situation is in Kokshetau. Despite that the city is in a lockdown, companies are closed and the public transport isn’t running some residents do violate the self-isolation rules. Residents of Oskemen are also pretty active. The self-isolation index in the city is 2.9. The city authorities even had to provide the additional buses to run on the most essential routes.
The self-isolation index in Shymkent equals three. The residents of Almaty are more disciplined. The city’s self-isolation index is 3.5. Almaty is the city with the highest number of coronavirus cases in Kazakhstan. Karagandy sits at the top of a list of Kazakh major cities with the highest level of self-isolation with the index of 3.6.