Coronavirus — Situation Spreding Fast in Kyrgyzstan

  • The spread of the infection intensified, as the population became tired of quarantine and ignored the virus.
  • The epidemiological situation with the coronavirus infection may worsen, and it is necessary to strengthen preparedness for it.
  • Bishkek Mayor Aziz Surakmatov has been diagnosed with the coronavirus.

The head of the World Health Organization, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, called on countries that have taken quarantine measures to be vigilant. It is necessary to maintain social distance, said the chairman of the organization. The WHO says the coronavirus pandemic has entered a “dangerous new phase.”

The COVID-19 pandemic was confirmed to have reached Kyrgyzstan in March 2020. As of June 21, there were 3,151 cases and 37 deaths.

The spread of the infection intensified, as the population became tired of quarantine and ignored the virus. The organization noted that the pandemic began to spread rapidly. At least 150,000 new cases were registered in one day.

Half of these are in America. However, new cases are being reported in South Asia and the Middle East. According to the current situation, it does not mean that the second wave of the epidemic has begun. The disease is now at a low level. He warned that a second wave could hit in the fall or late winter. WHO experts praised the efforts of Germany, China, and South Korea.

Kyrgyzstan: Epidemiological Situation May Worsen

The epidemiological situation with the coronavirus infection may worsen, and it is necessary to strengthen preparedness for it, said the Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan, Kubatbek Boronov.

“The number of people infected with the coronavirus is growing every day. The situation is particularly tense in Bishkek, Osh, and Chui oblasts. All tasks and decisions of the Security Council must be carried out in a quality and timely manner. Each government agency and each province must prepare for the autumn-winter period, taking into account the increase in the number of patients in medical institutions. It is necessary to prepare for the work in various areas.”

Boronov added:

“There are complaints from the public that it is difficult to call this service. If a citizen applies to the call center, he should be promptly provided with appropriate support, he should not wait until the morning. The call center should work around the clock and throughout the country. It is necessary to increase the number of staff. It is necessary to ensure timely assistance to citizens who apply.”

Kubatbek Boronov is a Kyrgyz politician who has served as the Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan since 17 June 2020. Prior to being named prime minister Boronov had served as First Deputy Prime Minister from April 2018. He has also served as the Minister of Emergency Situations from 2011 to 2018.

Meanwhile, Bishkek Mayor Aziz Surakmatov has been diagnosed with the coronavirus. Mayor’s Office spokesman Balbak Tulobaev wrote about this on his Facebook page. “Our mayor has contracted the disease. The test came out again. We will check the mayor’s test again. Wear a mask, keep your distance, wash your hands,” he wrote.

New cases of COVID-19 infection in Kyrgyzstan have been high since the beginning of the week. Today, at its peak, 192 new cases of infection were registered in the country in one day. The largest number is in Bishkek – 94, Chui region – 62, Osh. – 16, Osh oblast – 14, Issyk-Kul oblast – 2, Talas oblast – 2, Naryn oblast – 2. A total of 2,981 people were diagnosed with COVID-19 infection.

10 Health Workers Infected in 24 Hours

As of June 21, 10 health workers had been diagnosed with the coronavirus. Five paramedics who were being treated at the hospital had recovered and left for home. Two doctors have died after being infected with the coronavirus.

According to the order of the government of the Kyrgyz Republic of May 4, all medical workers infected with the coronavirus during medical care and research will be paid 200,000 soms. The families of the medical workers who died of the virus have received $1 million.

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Benedict Kasigara

I have been working as a freelance editor/writer since 2006. My specialist subject is film and television having worked for over 10 years from 2005 during which time I was the editor of the BFI Film and Television.

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