Kyrgyzstan declares emergency situation

Kyrgyzstan declares emergency situation
# 21 March 2020 18:14 (UTC +04:00)

Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan Muhamedkaliy Abilgaziyev endorsed announcing an emergency situation in Kyrgyzstan over the coronavirus spread, APA reports citing AkiPress.

Earlier the Security Council decided to recommend the Prime Minister to declare an emergency situation in Kyrgyzstan from March 22 for one month. 

As of the morning of March 21, 12 cases of coronavirus have been officially confirmed in Kyrgyzstan's Osh, Jalal-Abad and Batken regions. Nookat and Suzak districts declared an emergency situation and were locked down.

During the government session on March 21, Abilgaziyev said the government starts implementing the plan, which includes the entire list and procedure of actions of all the involved state bodies in the introduction of the emergency situation regime.

"he plan includes deployment of roadblocks in the capital and the regions, defines the routes of delivery of essential goods and medicines, the procedure for domestic flights, public transport, grocery stores and pharmacies.

"We do not have any problems with the supply of goods from abroad, so citizens should not face any shortage of products and medicines anywhere," stressed Abilgaziyev.

Prime Minister noted that special attention should be paid to the cities of Bishkek and Osh, as well as districts, where coronavirus cases are recorded.

The meeting also discussed issues related to the adoption of measures to ensure a sufficient number of places to receive all patients, as well as express tests, which give a result within 20 minutes.