The Minister of health of Kazakhstan, Yelzhan Birtanov contracted coronavirus infection COVID-19 and is in hospital. About it on June 14 announced on his page in Facebook.
“Friends, I regret to announce the unpleasant news that my last test COVID-19 showed a positive result. Unfortunately, it is not asymptomatic, so I was hospitalized in the infectious hospital. Despite all the strict sanitary measures which I complied with, the risk is always there. This is especially true of those who work, can’t work remotely,” said Birtanov.
He noted that in recent days in some regions of Kazakhstan there has been an increase of cases, including among entrepreneurs, workers, doctors, civil servants, media workers.
“Many of our citizens are now working intensively to solve the problems associated with the effects of the global crisis and pandemic in Kazakhstan. Often we need personal meetings, visits to regions, so we are more at risk COVID-19. So I urge all Kazakhstanis to respect “personal quarantine”. Friends, be sure to follow the guidelines for the prevention”, – said the Minister.
He also urged to immediately contact the doctor if you have symptoms of the disease.