Flights between more Kazakhstan's cities to be resumed
BAKU, Azerbaijan, Apr.29
By Nargiz Sadikhova - Trend:
Flights from Kazakhstan’s Nur-Sultan and Almaty to country’s Kyzylorda, Petropavl, Ust-Kamenogorsk and Semey cities will be resumed, Trend reports with reference to the press office of Kazakhstan’s prime minister.
The issue was discussed during a regular meeting of the State Commission on Ensuring the State of Emergency chaired by Prime Minister Askar Mamin.
The State Commission made a number of decisions. Thus, the list of activities of business entities that will resume work in all regions of the country starting from May 4, 2020, has been approved:
non-food stores up to 500 square meters until 17:00 (local time);
photo shops, flower stalls;
hairdressing salons (by appointment);
medical centers (by appointment);
dental clinics (by appointment);
real estate companies, advertising agencies, lawyers, notaries;
microfinance organizations, insurance companies, pawnshops, exchange offices;
information and communications technology companies.
Sports and outdoor activities are also allowed starting from May 4.
A decision to resume flights from Nur-Sultan and Almaty to Kyzylorda, Petropavlovsk, Ust-Kamenogorsk and Semey from May 4, 2020 was made. Flights will be carried out with in accordance with enhanced sanitary standards, will carry fewer passengers and will use special remote seating in the cabin.
Within the framework of step-by-step ease quarantine regime in Kazakhstan, the flights between Nur-Sultan and Almaty from May 1 has been made. Initially, the frequency of flights will be four flights per day. Flights will be carried out in accordance with the enhanced sanitary standards. They will carry fewer passengers and will use special remote seating method in the plane.
In order to prevent coronavirus spreading in Kazakhstan, the number of flights was reduced by 438 flights per week on international destinations on 97 routes, which makes up 99 percent of all international flights implemented.
Additionally, all domestic flights have been cancelled and currently no regular air services operate in the country.
The total number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Kazakhstan has reached 3,105. The first two cases of coronavirus infection were detected in Kazakhstan among those who arrived in Almaty city from Germany on March 13, 2020.
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