Starting from March 20, additional restrictive measures will be introduced in Karaganda, Temirtau, Shakhtinsk, Priozersk, Abay and Aktogay districts of Karaganda Region where the sickness rate by coronavirus exceeded the regional average, the press service of the regional akimat reports.
As the chief state sanitary doctor of area Yury Zalygin has informed on a briefing, mini-centers; sections and the circles located in comprehensive schools; banquet halls; theaters, cinemas, concert halls, circuses; objects of culture, including rehearsals; child care institutions (except for duty groups), with completion of groups to 15 children under the application of parents will not work.
On weekends and holidays the work of shopping malls, shopping and entertainment centers, retail chains, wholesale and distribution centers, freestanding non-food stores over 2,000 square meters (excluding grocery supermarkets, pharmacies, beauty salons and dry cleaners located there) will be suspended.
Also on Saturday and Sunday there will be no saunas, spas, massage parlors, swimming pools (with the exception of facilities where the Ashyg pilot project is being implemented), and indoor markets. Outdoor markets will not be open on Sundays.
The regime of work of catering objects is limited: they will work from 09:00 to 20:00 (occupancy not more than 30 seats), and on weekends the activities of catering objects in shopping malls, shopping centers, retail chains, covered food and nonfood markets (in separate premises) are suspended. Food courts may operate only for take-out and delivery.
On Saturdays and Sundays, intercity intraregional regular passenger transportation services will also be suspended: Karaganda – Temirtau – Karaganda; Karaganda – Saran – Karaganda; Karaganda – Shakhtinsk – Karaganda; Karaganda – Abay – Karaganda; Karaganda – Shakhan – Karaganda; Karaganda – Topar – Karaganda.
Individual study outside of school hours, travel of schoolchildren to COVID-19-unfavorable regions and countries, international sports competitions, cultural events and Olympiads, excursions are prohibited.
Visiting facilities whose activities have not been resumed (karaoke, billiard, computer clubs, night and game clubs, bowling centers), children’s entertainment centers (playgrounds and indoor attractions), trampolines, hookah houses, betting shops are still banned, except for facilities where the Ashyg pilot project is being implemented.
The ban on the organization and conduct of mass events, including home events, remains in place.
“Introduced restrictive measures, first of all, pursue one goal – this is to minimize contacts, to prevent the growth of the disease, the possibility of quality disinfection treatment”, – stressed Zalygin and called on residents to strictly comply with sanitary requirements.