State of emergency in Kazakhstan to be extended until April 30
At an online meeting of the Government’s emergency response commission, Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev declared that the state of emergency is extended till the end of April. “The state of emergency was set to expire on April 15, but we all should understand that it must be extended at least until the end of the month. We have not reached the peak of the coronavirus pandemic yet. The situation cannot be simplified. That’s why the nationwide lockdown must be extended in Nur-Sultan, Almaty, Shymkent and other relevant regions of the country until April 30. I understand that this is an unpopular opinion since people want to finally go outside and go back to normal lifestyle. There is no other way apart from lockdown and self-isolation. These are the recommendations of local and international virologists,” said President Tokayev.
The state of emergency in Kazakhstan was originally imposed starting March 16.