Ministries of Healthcare and of Trade and Integration have made changes to recommendations on operation of major trade facilities during the emergency state introduced in the country.
The changes allow major trade facilities (shopping centers, hypermarkets, trade houses, markets), the area of which is no less than 2,000 square meters, to operate over the time period from 10:00 (GMT +6) till 18:00.
At the same time, the entities operating in major trade facilities and selling food items, medicines and non-food items will operate as usual with condition of strengthening sanitary and disinfection measures taken.
In turn, non-food markets will operate from 10:00 till 17:00 with condition of strengthening sanitary and disinfection measures taken. Minimarkets and stores near living complexes will also operate as usual with condition of strengthening sanitary and disinfection measures taken.
Catering facilities are allowed to operate with a number of restrictions:
– those in major trade facilities are allowed to operate only via delivery services;
– those operating outside major trade facilities must restrict time of work till 22:00, and the number of customers allowed inside at the same time must not exceed 50 people.
These recommendations apply throughout Kazakhstan.
“However, governors and chief sanitary doctors of the region in question may take additional restricting measures based on local epidemiology situation,” the ministry said. (Trend/Business World Magazine)