Coronavirus — Kyrgyz Cases Climb, Russia Now in Third Place

  • "We should be extremely careful and follow the recommendations," said Kyrgyzstan Deputy Health Minister Nurbolot Usenbayev. 
  • Russia has overtaken Britain and Italy in number of cases, ranking third worldwide.
  • British PM Boris Johnson announced a new five-tier COVID-19 alert system.

Kyrgyzstan reported 71 new cases of coronavirus, bringing the total number of infections to 1,016, according to Worldometers.Of these, the Ministry of Health counted six cases in Bishkek, two each in Naryn, Issyk-Kul and Osh oblasts, and one each in Chui and Batken. Kyrgyzstan has reported twelve deaths from COVID-19, while 688 have recovered.

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), also known as 2019-nCoV acute respiratory disease (2019-nCoV ARD), and novel coronavirus pneumonia (NCP) is a viral respiratory disease caused by the 2019 novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2). It was first detected during the 2019–20 Wuhan coronavirus outbreak.

“We should be extremely careful and follow the recommendations,” said Kyrgyzstan Deputy Health Minister Nurbolot Usenbayev. A state of emergency and curfew has been declared in several parts of the country. According to the government’s quarantine plan, a number of businesses have been allowed. However, public transport is not allowed in cities.

“Currently, the introduction of public transport is dangerous. In order to prevent the accumulation of the population in the quarantine restriction and the safety of public health, it is necessary not to allow public transport,” said the mayor of Osh, Taalaibek Sarybashev.

During the quarantine and emergency situations in Bishkek, citizens were provided with explanations on permits and other documents required. Since only certain types of business are allowed, “during the quarantine period, you must have a route card stating the reason for your stay in the city and the destination.”

Today, the movement is more active in the capital. However, it is said that it may take a long time for city life to return to normal. As long as the situation is under control and the spread of the virus does not increase, a number of other activities will be allowed from May 21.

Bishkek Builds Barricades 

All entities in the territory of Bishkek must strictly follow sanitary rules (wearing a mask, disinfecting hands, keeping a distance of at least 2 meters in public places). At least 16 checkpoints were installed at the entrances to the city, and the posts to check the temperature of people entering the city are in place.

In case of suspicion of coronavirus, medical staff has the right to take an express, PCR test. In order to carry out permitted activities in the city, citizens must carry an identity document, a certificate of residence, a certificate of employment certified by the tax authorities.

Entrepreneurs are allowed to carry a patent. Unemployed persons are allowed to travel within the city if they have a handwritten itinerary to visit relatives, shops and salons. If a person has symptoms of the virus, they may call 118. There are 40 mobile teams of doctors and nurses in the city.

Russia ranks third in the world in Coronavirus

Russia has reported 11,012 new cases of coronavirus from May 10. The number of people infected with the coronavirus across the country has reached 221,344. Monday’s data shows that Russia has overtaken Britain and Italy in number of cases, becoming the third hardest-hit in the world.

Coronaviruses are species of virus belonging to the subfamily Coronavirinae in the family Coronaviridae, in the order Nidovirales. There are seven known strains of human coronaviruses, including COVID-19.

Russia reported 88 new deaths from coronavirus from May 10, bringing the total number of deaths in the country to 2,009. News sources says 5.6 million tests have been taken across the country. On the last day alone, 188,000 tests were taken.

Boris Announces Roadmap to Reopen

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the nation’s quarantine plan would only be stopped if the virus stops spreading. The Prime Minister said in a televised address that a new COVID-19 alert system will be launched. According to him, the level of danger is given from “green” (first) to “red” (fifth).

Johnson noted that the country is now “at the fourth level,” but is gradually “stepping into the third level.” From Monday, construction workers will be able to go to work. Starting next Wednesday, street sports will be allowed. Also, people are allowed to walk in the parks.

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Joyce Davis

My history goes back to 2002 and I  worked as a reporter, interviewer, news editor, copy editor, managing editor, newsletter founder, almanac profiler, and news radio broadcaster.

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