Kazakhstan develops draft order on introduction of quarantine measures
Kazakhstan plans to adopt regulations for introducing restrictive measures and quarantine and a list of diseases due to which those restrictions are imposed. The draft of the corresponding order is available on the website of the open normative legal acts. The rules for the implementation of restrictive measures were developed in accordance with the Code ‘On public health and healthcare system’.
The document contains measures aimed at preventing the spread of infectious diseases in the country, and provides for a special regime for business or other activities during quarantine.
According to the document, restrictive measures and quarantine can be imposed for plague, cholera, yellow fever, viral hemorrhagic fevers (VHFs), severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), human influenza caused by a new subtype of the virus, and coronavirus infection caused by a new subtype of the virus.
“In case of a threat of infectious and parasitic diseases being imported into the territory of the country, the Chief State Sanitary Doctor of Kazakhstan will introduce restrictive measures, including quarantine, at checkpoints across the State Border coinciding with the customs border of the Eurasian Economic Union, or throughout the entire territory of the country with special conditions for business or other activities and life of the population,” the draft order says.
In case of the emergence and spread of infectious diseases that are not included in the List, restrictive measures, including quarantine, in certain territories will be introduced by the country’s Chief State Sanitary Doctor or a chief sanitary officer of the corresponding administrative-territorial unit.
Restrictive measures aimed at preventing the spread of infectious diseases provide for restricting entry into the territory of Kazakhstan and movement between regions of the country. The holding of rallies, mass, cultural and sporting events and celebrations is prohibited. The work of enterprises and other facilities will be limited.
The draft order has been under discussion since August 28, which will last until September 14.