Changes to a number of bus routes were made in Almaty due to quarantine regime introduction in the city, the city’s akimat (administrative center) reported.
On March 15, President Kassym Jomart Tokayev signed a decree introducing an emergency state in Kazakhstan due to coronavirus outbreak, relevant from 08:00 (GMT +6) on March 16 till 08:00 on April 15.
By a decision of State Commission on Provision of Emergency State under the president of Kazakhstan, quarantine regime was introduced at 00:00 (GMT +6) on March 19 in Nur-Sultan and Almaty cities due to coronavirus outbreak.
Starting from March 19, 49 international routes were suspended (92 buses a day) in direction of East Kazakhstan, Turkestan, Kyzylorda, North Kazakhstan and Alamty regions, alongside 63 regular urban and suburban routes (759 units of rolling stock).
Changes were also made to six regular urban routes along exit from the city.
The socially important Almaty – Uzynagash railway route will also be suspended, the report said. (Trend/Business World Magazine)