Effective 1 June Turkmenistan to lift the outdoor mask mandate and resumes two international flights

The state information agency TDH reports that at the Cabinet session held on 6 May it was announced that some COVID-19 measures would be lifted.

Deputy Prime Minister overseeing science, education, healthcare and sport Sapardurdy Toilyev informed President Serdar Berdymukhammedov on reviewing the WHO reports and mass media coverage on the weakening of the COVID-19 pandemic, “as a result of which many countries are gradually easing COVID-19 prevention measures”.

In this connection experts of Turkmenistan’s public health authority proposed:

to hold a session of Turkmenistan’s Emergency Commission for Disease Prevention once a week;

effective 1 June to abolish the mandatory mask mandate except in public transport and indoor premises;

taking into account the large-scale COVID-19 vaccination campaign to resume international air service with the UAE and Frankfurt (Germany) once a week in line with the pre-pandemic timetable;

effective 15 May to resume the operations of the national recreational zone “Avaza”;

The head of state approved all the proposals.

In the run-up to the summer season Serdar Berdymukhammedov also instructed to prepare hotels, recreational centres and resorts in the national recreational zone “Avaza”, as well as health resorts and children’s summer camps in Ashgabat and velayats.

It should be emphasized that on 5 May the Chairperson of the Khalk Maslakhaty of the Milli Gengesh Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov inspected “Avaza” and the health resort “Archman” on the day of the Cabinet session.

The CEO of the Transportation and Communications Agency Mammetkhan Chakyev was charged with resuming domestic air service and organize regular flights from all velayat’s centre to the city of Turkmenbashi.

It should be emphasized that the Turkmen deny COVID-19 cases in Turkmenistan and the mask mandate was introduced, according to officials, to protect residents from dust participles from the Aral Sea.The post Effective 1 June Turkmenistan to lift the outdoor mask mandate and resumes two international flights first appeared on Chronicles of Turkmenistan.

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