Almaty residents are prohibited from visiting mountains and national parks on weekends
Almaty residents will have to postpone their favorite outings on the weekend. According to the city’s mayoral office, entry on Saturdays and Sundays into the territory of national parks, popular tourist and mountain sites such as Medeu, Butakovka, Alma-Arasan will be prohibited from today until the end of the reinforced quarantine measures. Hiking and cycling are allowed on weekdays, but it is necessary to adhere to the following rules:
1. It is strictly forbidden to bring food (except drinks), have picnics or campfires;
2. It is forbidden to be in the park with a group of more than three people;
3. It is required to observe sanitary rules, wear masks and maintain distance between people.
Monitoring of compliance with the quarantine measures will be carried out jointly with the employees of the Emergency Department, law enforcement officers, local health and disease control services and national parks staff. Citizens who violate the above requirements will be expelled from the territory of the national park and held administratively liable.
These measures were imposed due to the deterioration of the epidemiological situation and to prevent the coronavirus spread. Given this, mayoral office of Almaty city strongly recommends residents to refrain from hiking in the mountains during quarantine.
At a Government’s session, Kazakh Prime Minister Askar Mamin announced that the strict quarantine in Kazakhstan will be extended until August 2.
“It is the second week of the strict quarantine measures. The infection spread is stabilizing. At the proposal of Kazakh Health Ministry, in order to further stabilize the epidemiological situation, we decide to extend the restrictive measures in the state for another two weeks, from July 20 to August 2,” he said.