The head of Kazakhstan in yesterday's address to his people declared July 13 as a day of national mourning for the victims of COVID-19.
Kassym-Jomart Tokayev expressed his condolences to all those who lost relatives during the epidemic. He noted that the country has lost many outstanding people, so the tragic events related to COVID-19 concern every resident of Kazakhstan.
Kazakhstan's president called on July 13 to honor those killed by the coronavirus. The country's leader stressed that the government's efforts are aimed at protecting Kazakhstanis and combating the emerging threat.
Recall that a strict quarantine has been in effect in Kazakhstan since July 5. According to President Tokayev, the spread of COVID-19 has slowed down, but it is still too early to talk about stabilizing the situation. Non-observance of quarantine measures and mistakes made by the former leadership of the Ministry of Health led to a new wave of coronavirus and an increase in the number of pneumonia patients.
In the modern history of Kazakhstan, July 13 will be the ninth day of mourning.