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Epidemiological situation getting worse in Petropavlovsk

25 June 2020 12:43

PETROPAVLOVSK. KAZINFORM – The city of Petropavlovsk has so far failed to stabilize situation with the spread of the coronavirus infection, Kazinform reports.

At a press briefing, deputy mayor of the city Askar Khabibulin admitted that the epidemiological situation was getting worse. 30-50 new cases of the coronavirus infection are registered every day.

In his words, as of June 1 the city recorded only 27 COVID-19 cases, of which eight were imported. Presently, the number of coronavirus-infected people has reached 390.

Khabibulin revealed the first cases of the coronavirus infection had been detected among those who returned from Turkestan region and Nur-Sultan city.

One of the reasons for the dramatic surge in the COVID-19 cases, according to him, is that locals fail to observe sanitary measures imposed.

Chief sanitary doctor of the region Serikbai Kasmakasov says that coronavirus-infected people can enter the region freely as its territory has not been put on quarantine. According to him, a lot of people come to the region from southern Kazakhstan where the adverse epidemiological situation is observed.