Система Orphus

Kazakhstan shuts down Khorgos amid spread of coronavirus

27.01.2020, 18:42 5617
Kazakhstan shuts down Khorgos amid spread of coronavirus
The International Center of Boundary Cooperation "Khorgos" will be shut down until February 15 to prevent the spread of coronavirus from China, the press service of the governor of Almaty region informs.
 
According to the press service, Almaty region shares six border checkpoints with the People’s Republic of China. "Today deputy governor of the region Batyrzhan Baizhumanov has inspected all border checkpoints following the instructions given by Prime Minister Askar Mamin at the urgent session held over the past weekend," the statement released by the press service says.
 
All checkpoints are equipped with necessary facilities to screen people with thermal scanners.
 

The Almaty region authorities suggested suspending operations and shutting down Khorgos amid growing concern over the new coronavirus. Prime Minister Askar Mamin supported the proposal. In this connection, the International Center of Boundary Cooperation "Khorgos" will be closed until February 15. The period may be extended, if necessary," Batyrzhan Baizhumanov said.

 
 
 This information may not be reproduced without reference to Kazakhstan Today. Copyright of materials of News Agency Kazakhstan Today.

When citing our content a hyperlink to this Kazakhstan Today website is obligatory.

Comments

relevant news