The first president of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev contracted a new coronavirus infection. Now he is on self-isolation.
"Unfortunately, the latest test of Elbasy (the leader of the nation) for coronavirus infection showed a positive result. There is no cause for concern. Nursultan Nazarbayev continues to work remotely", - Nazarbayev’s spokeswoman Aydos Ukibay told in Twitter.
Currently, Nazarbayev is on self-isolation.
Before this, a positive test result for COVID-19 was found in the speaker of the Mazhilis of the Kazakh parliament Nurlan Nigmatulin and the Minister of Health Yelzhan Birtanov.
In addition, some ministers, as well as Prime Minister Askar Mamin, decided to leave for self-isolation.
To date, more than 15.8 thousand cases of coronavirus infection have been registered in Kazakhstan. The republic began to include asymptomatic cases in separate statistics - more than 6.8 thousand people have detected such carriers of the virus. 97 patients died from the disease.
Let us recall that in the republic there was an emergency mode from March 16 to May 11. Now the government has decided to introduce additional measures of restriction. On June 20 and 21, the mall and markets of six cities in Kazakhstan will be closed. These days, entry into tourist areas near Nur-Sultan, Alma-Ata, Karaganda, Shmykent, Pavlodar and Ekibastuz will be banned. Residents of these cities are required to observe social distance.