Kyrgyzstan to extend state of emergency due to Covid-19 epidemic in some regions until May 10
BISHKEK. April 28 (Interfax) - Kyrgyzstan will extend a state of emergency due to the coronavirus epidemic in the cities of Bishkek, Osh and Jalal-Abad and in the At-Bashi district of the Naryn region until May 10, the presidential press service said on Tuesday.
"Taking into account the epidemiological situation, a state of emergency will be extended in the cities of Bishkek, Osh, and Jalal-Abad and in the At-Bashi district of the Naryn region," the press service quoted President Sooronbai Jeenbekov as saying at a Kyrgyz Security Council meeting in a narrow format.
The other regions where a state of emergency was imposed earlier will switch to emergency situation mode.
"The government and all government bodies will have to continue the implementation of anti-crisis measures recommended by the Security Council. Amendments to the plan should take into account opinions of commandant's offices and proposals by local authorities on easing some restrictions on the businesses," Jeenbekov said.
Kyrgyzstan has confirmed 708 new coronavirus cases as of April 28, eight people have died and 416 others have recovered.
A state of emergency and a curfew due to the coronavirus epidemic has been in effect in Bishkek and other localities where infection cases have been recorded since March 25.