COVID-19 pandemic in Kyrgyzstan

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COVID-19 pandemic in Kyrgyzstan
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Confirmed cases by district as of 10 May 2020.
DiseaseCOVID-19
Virus strainSARS-CoV-2
LocationKyrgyzstan
First outbreakWuhan, Hubei, China
Arrival date18 March 2020
(6 months, 3 weeks and 6 days)
Confirmed cases1403[1]
Recovered980[1]
Deaths
14[1]
Government website
covid.kg
med.kg

The COVID-19 pandemic was confirmed to have reached Kyrgyzstan in March 2020.

On 18 March 2020, the first three cases in the country were confirmed, after a citizen returned from Saudi Arabia.[2] The health ministry also confirmed that all three suspected COVID-19 carriers are currently in quarantine.[3] On the same day, the Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan ruled that medical face masks to be imported into the country.[4]

The government declared a one-month state of emergency starting 22 March.[5] On the same day, all public transportation stopped operating in Bishkek, with exception of trolleybuses.[6]

On 24 March, the government issued a decree declaring the state of emergency from 25 March till 15 April in three major cities of Bishkek, Osh and Jalal-Abad, while local emergencies were declared in three provincial districts.[7][8]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Official COVID-19 website in Kyrgyzstan". covid.kg. 14 April 2020. Retrieved 14 April 2020.
  2. "Coronavirus reaches Kyrgyzstan, via Saudi Arabia". TheJakartaPost. 18 March 2020. Archived from the original on 21 March 2020. Retrieved 18 March 2020.
  3. "Kyrgyzstan reports 1st coronavirus cases". www.aa.com.tr. Archived from the original on 19 March 2020. Retrieved 18 March 2020.
  4. "Imported face masks are exempt from value added tax in Kyrgyzstan". akipress.com. Archived from the original on 18 March 2020. Retrieved 18 March 2020.
  5. "Central Asia tightens restrictions as coronavirus spreads". Reuters. 21 March 2020. Archived from the original on 22 March 2020. Retrieved 2 April 2020.
  6. "В Бишкеке приостанавливается работа автобусов, троллейбусов и маршруток". Новости Кыргызстана. 2020-03-21. Archived from the original on 22 March 2020. Retrieved 2020-03-22.
  7. "Kyrgyzstan locks down major cities, imposes curfew". reuters.com. 2020-03-24. Archived from the original on 24 March 2020. Retrieved 2020-03-24.
  8. "Чрезвычайное положение в Бишкеке. Комендантский час, особый режим въезда и выезда, ограничено движение транспорта". Новости Кыргызстана (in Kyrgyz). 2020-03-24. Archived from the original on 24 March 2020. Retrieved 2020-03-24.