Quarantine measures again imposed in Ashgabat

Correspondents of “Chronicles of Turkmenistan” report that since the morning of 15 January, 2022 retail outlets (grocery stores are still operating) in shopping centres and bazaars have been closing down. Law enforcement officers approach vendors to inform them that quarantine measures are being introduced again in the city.

Cafes, restaurants and restaurant halls are also closing. For instance, concerts in the Mukam Palace have been cancelled.

Owners of shops and other public places have not been warned about the introduction of COVID-19 measures and new requirements came as a surprise to residents.

The public health situation, according to correspondents of “Chronicles of Turkmenistan”, has been stable over the past few days.

The COVID-19 outbreak has not been recorded.

At the session of Turkmenistan’s Cabinet of Ministers, President Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov was briefed on disinfection measures undertaken at the borders. “Taking into account the complicated circumstances linked to the global pandemic”, the head of state ordered to “undertake urgent and efficient measures to control the merchandise imported into Turkmenistan and strictly observe all customs procedure”.

On 10 January, 2022 Sapardurdy Toilyev, Deputy Prime Minister and Chairperson of Turkmenistan’s Emergency Commission for Disease Prevention, reported that “since a new variant of COVID-19 – omicron – was identified, comprehensive tightened prevention measures are being currently undertaken”.

The President, in his turn, pointed out that “prevention measures should not be weakened”.The post Quarantine measures again imposed in Ashgabat first appeared on Chronicles of Turkmenistan.

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