Kazakhstan Recommends Wearing Masks to Prevent Coronavirus and Measles
As the threat of the coronavirus and measles continues in Kazakhstan, authorities are once again recommending the wearing of masks to help prevent the spread of these diseases. Regional health departments, as well as the cities of Almaty, Astana, and Shymkent, have been instructed to ensure that medical institutions have an adequate supply of antiseptics and that both staff and visitors are wearing medical masks.
In addition to medical institutions, the use of medical or fabric masks is being recommended in crowded places such as airports, railway stations, bus stations, markets, shopping and entertainment centers, theaters, cinemas, public service centers, banks, and all types of public transportation.
The recommendation comes as five cases of COVID-19 were registered in Kyrgyzstan from January 29 to February 4. Despite these new cases, doctors are assessing the epidemiological situation as stable in regards to the coronavirus.
The wearing of masks has been proven to be an effective way to prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, and with the ongoing threat of the coronavirus and measles, it is important for individuals to take the necessary precautions to protect themselves and others from these dangerous illnesses.