Kyrgyzstan resumes public transport as mass quarantine lifted

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THE Central Asian republic of Kyrgyzstan was to resume public transport on Monday as the country gradually lifts mass quarantine measures to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus.

A former Soviet republic that borders China, where the virus originated, largely rural Kyrgyzstan has reported about 1,400 cases on its territory, with 16 deaths directly linked to the virus.

Kyrgyzstan recently began allowing shops and markets to open, with obligatory precautions, such as wearing masks, adding that the rules also apply to those using public transport.

“Masks, disinfection, limited number of passengers, these are obligatory rules that must be continuously monitored,” Deputy Prime Minister Kubatbek Boronov said in a statement.

According to the statement, public transport between regions is still to be prohibited. (dpa/NAN)

– May 25, 2020 @ 12:45 GMT |

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