2020 coronavirus pandemic in Kyrgyzstan

The 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic was confirmed to have reached Kyrgyzstan in March 2020.

2020 Coronavirus Pandemic in Kyrgyzstan
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DiseaseCOVID-19
Virus strainSARS-CoV-2
LocationKyrgyzstan
First outbreakWuhan, Hubei, China
Arrival date18 March 2020
(3 weeks)
Confirmed cases216[1][2]
Recovered10
Deaths
4

BackgroundEdit

On 12 January 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) confirmed that a novel coronavirus was the cause of a respiratory illness in a cluster of people in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China, which was reported to the WHO on 31 December 2019.[3][4]

The case fatality ratio for COVID-19 has been much lower than SARS of 2003,[5][6] but the transmission has been significantly greater, with a significant total death toll.[7][5]

TimelineEdit

 
The Kyrgyz government has ordered the closure of Mosques for Friday prayer and has banned large gatherings

MarchEdit

On 18 March 2020, the first three cases in the country were confirmed, after a citizen returned from Saudi Arabia according to the nation's health ministry, prior to the first reported case Kyrgyzstan closed its borders to foreigners. Kyrgyzstan along with neighboring Tajikistan, Kazakhstan, and Uzbekistan have also taken measures to limit or ban large public gatherings, as well as banning Friday prayers at mosques.[8] The health ministry also confirmed that all three suspected COVID-19 carriers are currently in quarantine.[9]

On the same day, the Prime Minister of Kyrgystan ruled that medical face masks being imported and exported from Kyrgyzstan would be exempt from valued-added taxes.[10]

On 20 March 2020, three new cases were reported in Nookat District, Osh Region in southern Kyrgyzstan. Those infected had also recently returned from a religious pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia. A state of emergency was declared in the district.[11]

The government declared a one-month state of emergency starting 22 March 2020.[12] On the same day, all public transportation ceased operation in Bishkek, with exception of trolleybuses, as a precondition measure aimed at containing the spread of the virus in the capital.[13]

On 24 March 2020, the government issued a decree declaring the state of emergency from 25 March till 15 April in three major cities of Bishkek, Osh and Jalal-Abad, while local emergencies were declared in three provincial districts. In Bishkek, curfew was imposed from 20:00-07:00 local time, and checkpoints on the roads were established in and out of the city.[14][15]

StatisticsEdit

COVID-19 cases in Kyrgyzstan  ()
     Deaths        Recoveries        Active cases
Date
# of cases
# of deaths
2020-03-18
3(n.a.)
2020-03-19
3(=)
2020-03-20
6(+100%)
2020-03-21
12(+100%)
2020-03-22
14(+17%)
2020-03-23
16(+14%)
2020-03-24
42(+162%)
42(=)
2020-03-27
58(+38%)
2020-03-28
58(=)
2020-03-29
84(+45%)
2020-03-30
94(+12%)
2020-03-31
107(+14%)
2020-04-01
111(+4%)
2020-04-02
116(+5%) 1(n.a.)
2020-04-03
130(+12%) 1(=)
2020-04-04
144(+12%) 2(+100%)
2020-04-05
147(+2%) 2(=)
2020-04-06
216(+47%) 4(+100%)
Sources:
  • "Ministry of Health of the Kyrgyz Republic" (in Russian).


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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Official COVID-19 website in Kyrgyzstan". covid.kg. 6 April 2020. Archived from the original on 5 April 2020. Retrieved 6 April 2020.
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  6. ^ "High consequence infectious diseases (HCID); Guidance and information about high consequence infectious diseases and their management in England". GOV.UK. Archived from the original on 3 March 2020. Retrieved 17 March 2020.
  7. ^ "World Federation Of Societies of Anaesthesiologists – Coronavirus". www.wfsahq.org. Archived from the original on 12 March 2020. Retrieved 15 March 2020.
  8. ^ "Coronavirus reaches Kyrgyzstan, via Saudi Arabia". TheJakartaPost. 18 March 2020. Archived from the original on 21 March 2020. Retrieved 18 March 2020.
  9. ^ "Kyrgyzstan reports 1st coronavirus cases". www.aa.com.tr. Archived from the original on 19 March 2020. Retrieved 18 March 2020.
  10. ^ "Imported face masks are exempt from value added tax in Kyrgyzstan". akipress.com. Archived from the original on 18 March 2020. Retrieved 18 March 2020.
  11. ^ "COVID-19: Central Asia Employs Additional Measures; Armenia Suspends Exports Of Medical Items". RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty. Archived from the original on 20 March 2020. Retrieved 21 March 2020.
  12. ^ "Central Asia tightens restrictions as coronavirus spreads". Reuters. 21 March 2020. Archived from the original on 22 March 2020. Retrieved 2 April 2020.
  13. ^ "В Бишкеке приостанавливается работа автобусов, троллейбусов и маршруток". Новости Кыргызстана. 21 March 2020. Archived from the original on 22 March 2020. Retrieved 22 March 2020.
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  15. ^ "Чрезвычайное положение в Бишкеке. Комендантский час, особый режим въезда и выезда, ограничено движение транспорта". Новости Кыргызстана (in Kyrgyz). 24 March 2020. Archived from the original on 24 March 2020. Retrieved 24 March 2020.