Kazakhstan tightens restrictions in biggest city on fears of coronavirus second wave

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15 June 2020

Kazakhstan ordered some entertainment venues in its biggest city Almaty to close on Monday and shopping malls, restaurants and government offices there to work shorter hours, following a spike in coronavirus cases since a lockdown was eased, APA reports citing Reuters.

The Central Asian nation has already tightened restrictions in three provinces this month, after ending a nationwide state of emergency in mid-May, after fresh cases of COVID-19 raised fears of a second wave of the virus.

 

Under the tighter restrictions announced on Monday, markets in Almaty must close at 1600 on weekdays, while restaurants must shut by 2200 on all days.

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