COVID-19 pandemic in Kazakhstan

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COVID-19 pandemic in Kazakhstan
Confirmed cases of COVID-19 in administrative divisions of Kazakhstan
  Confirmed 1~9
  Confirmed 10~19
  Confirmed 20~49
  Confirmed 50~99
  Confirmed 100~199
  Confirmed >200
Virus strainSARS-CoV-2
First outbreakWuhan, China
Index caseAlmaty
Arrival date13 March 2020
(4 years, 2 weeks and 4 days)
Confirmed cases5,417[1]
Government website

The COVID-19 pandemic was confirmed to have reached Kazakhstan on 13 March 2020. It involved two Kazakh citizens in Almaty who were recently returned from Germany. That same day, two more cases were confirmed with one female arriving from Italy in Nur-Sultan and the other from Germany in Almaty as well.[2]

On 13 March, the first two cases of COVID-19 were announced.[3]

On 15 March, President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev declared a state of emergency from 16 March to 15 April 2020. Many holidays such as Nowruz and the Victory Day military parade were cancelled.

On 19 March, a quarantine was placed on the cities of Nur-Sultan and Almaty where the highest cases were occurring.[4]

On 26 March, two patients were discharged in Nur-Sultan and Almaty, and that same day, a first death from the COVID-19 was reported in Nur-Sultan, which was 64-year old resident from the village of Kosshi.[5]

On 30 March, Atyrau and 5 cities in Karaganda Region were under a lockdown.[6]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Ситуация с коронавирусом Официально" (in Russian). Ministry of Health (Kazakhstan). Archived from the original on 11 January 2021. Retrieved 13 May 2020.
  2. Енсебаева, Махаббат (13 March 2020). "Коронавирус в Казахстане: хронология событий. День первый".
  3. "Kazakhstan Confirms First Coronavirus Cases". 13 March 2020. Retrieved 13 March 2020.
  4. "Two large cities of Kazakhstan to be on quarantine from Mar 19". 17 March 2020. Archived from the original on 29 July 2020. Retrieved 14 May 2020.
  5. "Kazakhstan reports first coronavirus death". Kazinform. 26 March 2020. Retrieved 2020-03-26.
  6. "Kazakhstan's Atyrau to close for quarantine to battle coronavirus spread".