Resorts from which coronavirus comes to Kazakhstan

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Most often, tourists bring coronavirus to Kazakhstan from Turkey, the United Arab Emirates and Egypt. This was announced at an online briefing by the head of the Department of Control of Quality and Safety of Goods and Services of Almaty, the chief state sanitary doctor of the city, Zhandarbek Bekshin, reports.

"I appeal to our residents - there is no need now to risk and travel to other countries. The largest arrival of our infected citizens is from Turkey, the UAE and Egypt. From these directions, most of the infected population comes to Kazakhstan. In Russia, there are already more than 15 thousand "imported" cases of the disease. Trucking and rail transport are of great epidemiological importance. We have no borders with these states, and today we are working on meeting flights," Bekshin said.

He recalled that passengers who arrived in Kazakhstan without PCR certificates are quarantined in hotels.

"Within two days, they should receive the test results for further actions. After passing the PCR tests, if the result is negative, they will go home, if there is a positive result, they will be sent to the infectious diseases hospitals," Bekshin said.

In conclusion, he added that the Government is taking measures to restrict foreign flights.
Zhanat Tukpiev
12:50, 20 October 2020