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Kazakhstan continues reopening economic sectors

14 May 2020

After on May 11 Kazakhstan lifted its state of emergency to slow the spread of the coronavirus and had earlier allowed some industrial, trade and other businesses to resume operations, the government is gradually lifting the remaining restrictions.

At its meeting on May 13, the Interdepartmental Commission on Preventing the Spread of Coronavirus made a number of decisions aimed at restoring the economy and ensuring employment, primeminister.kz reported.

In particular, starting May 13, domestic flights to the cities of Shymkent, Aktau, Uralsk, Zhezkazgan, Balkhash, Urdzhar and Zaysan are resumed.

Starting from May 18, the government allows to resume operations of hotels, catering facilities with a capacity of up to 30 seats, and catering facilities operating outdoors with summer areas in accordance with sanitary requirements.

Also from May 18, religious worship facilities will be allowed to resume operations in compliance with sanitary standards, with no more than 30% of the total usable area being filled.

Starting from June 1, a phased resumption of the internal rail service is planned, taking into account the requirements of the Chief State Sanitary Doctor in transport. Ticket sales will begin on May 15.

As of the morning of May 14, Kazakhstan reported a total of 5,571 cases of coronavirus infection.