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SQP Doctors Safeguarding Public Health

On January 28, the Minister of Health KR, Kosmosbek Cholponbayev inspected the Sanitary-and-Quarantine Points operating on the border with Kazakhstan. Using thermal imagers the specialists in the SQPs "Chaldovar" and "Akzhol", in the SQP on the railway "Kaindy" conduct a thorough inspection of and interview the arriving passengers on the state of their health.

On top of that, the Minister checked the availability of the necessary equipment and the readiness of the isolation wards in the infectious-diseases departments of the territorial hospitals in Jayyl and Moscow rayons.

Also, Kosmosbek Cholponbayev visited the students studying in Urumqi, China, who arrived this morning by land transport via Kazakhstan and placed in Ysyk-Ata TH. All the students are under permanent medical supervision. Their condition is satisfactory, no clinical signs or symptoms of coronavirus have been detected.

The Minister instructed all responsible persons to carefully conduct sanitary control, and to keep in touch with the Headquarters for early response in the Ministry of Health. The Minister thanked the doctors for their work, and said: "Public healthcare is in our hands, we must be particularly vigilant”"

The Ministry of Health of KR once again reminds that as of January 28, 2020, no cases of coronavirus infection were recorded on the territory of the Republic. The Headquarters promptly monitors the situation with the novel virus.

Recommended measures to prevent the virus infection:

- frequently wash hands with soap or alcohol-based products;

- when coughing or sneezing, cover your mouth and nose with an elbow or paper napkin;

- avoid close contact with people with symptoms of acute respiratory infections or flu;

- thoroughly cook meat and eggs;

- avoid contact with wild animals and birds;

- if fever, cough, or forced respiration apply to a doctor.