NUR-SULTAN, Nov. 5 (Xinhua) -- Kostanay region in northern Kazakhstan will impose a two-week quarantine starting from Nov. 9 to curb the spread of COVID-19, local media reported Thursday.
Cargo transport and passengers are not allowed to enter the region without PCR tests, and those who cannot provide medical certificates will be taken to quarantine hospitals for the tests, Kazinform news agency said.
Public transport services, religious facilities, cultural centers, libraries and museums will be temporarily closed during weekends and holidays, it said.
About 80 percent of staff working for the government and public institutions will work remotely, the agency added.
As of Thursday, Kazakhstan has registered 114,235 confirmed cases, 107,139 recoveries and 1,857 deaths of the disease. Enditem