On 18 March 2020 the first three cases were recorded in the Kyrgyz Republic that were detected among those, who returned from Umra pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia. Kyrgyzstan’s Security Council recommended the state of emergency on 22 March, and the Government subsequently imposed stricter measures, placing checkpoints in every region and city, and shutting down facilities (cafes, cinemas, shopping malls, and other entertainment places), leaving only grocery stores, food markets, pharmacies, and medical facilities.
On 14 April based on the Decrees of the President of the Kyrgyz Republic, the state of emergency in Bishkek, Osh, Jalal-Abad cities and Kara-Suu, Nookat districts of Osh oblast, Suzak district of JalalAbad oblast has been extended until 30 April 2020. In addition, a state of emergency was introduced in Naryn and AtBashy districts of Naryn oblast from 15 to 30 April 2020.
As of 24 April, 656 cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in the Kyrgyz Republic and 8 deaths. According to Ministry of Health, among the confirmed cases, 302 are male (46%) and 354 are female (54%). Please also see in the table age disaggregation among the confirmed cases. The number of contact persons is 2548. There are 914 people in the observation in Kyrgyzstan.
In Kyrgyzstan, as of 24 April, 172 medical staff were infected.
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