The first President of Kazakhstan, Nursultan Nazarbayev, is ill with COVID-19, he is in self-isolation. This is reported by the press service of the former leader of the Republic on June 18.
“Unfortunately, the last test of Elbasy (the President — ed.) for a coronavirus infection showed a positive result. There is no reason for concern Nursultan Nazarbayev continues to work remotely, ” the message on the website of the former leader reads.
Earlier this day, the government of the Republic decided to tighten the quarantine in six cities of the country: Nur-Sultan, Almaty, Karaganda, Shymkent, Pavlodar and Ekibastuz. For the period of June 20-21, shopping and entertainment centers, markets, and public places will be temporarily closed, and public transport and access to the streets will be restricted for citizens over 65 years of age. Cafes and restaurants can only serve customers on summer verandas.
On June 6, the coronavirus was found in Berik Uali, the press Secretary of the President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev. He was admitted to the hospital, and his condition was assessed as satisfactory.
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Later, the infection was confirmed in the head of the Ministry of health of the country Elzhan Birtanov. The Minister showed symptoms of COVID-19, so he was hospitalized, writes . After that, the Prime Minister of Kazakhstan, Askar Mamin, who accompanied Birtanov on a trip to Zhambyl region, left for self-isolation.
As of June 18, more than 15.8 thousand COVID-19 cases were detected in Kazakhstan, and 100 people died.
An outbreak of COVID-19, caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus, occurred in Wuhan, China, in late December. Outside of China, the disease has been diagnosed in patients in more than 210 countries. On March 11, the world health organization (who) declared a coronavirus pandemic in the world.