Kazakhstan to resume flights with Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan

NUR-SULTAN — Kazakhstan will resume flights with neighboring Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan starting from September 10, Xinhua news agency reported with reference to the Kazakh Ministry of Industry and Infrastructure Development.

The resumption of flights with Tajikistan is also under consideration, while Malaysia, Poland, Hungary, Azerbaijan, and the Czech Republic have also submitted applications to resume flights, the ministry said.

The Central Asian nation has so far restored regular flights with Turkey, South Korea, the Netherlands, Belarus, Germany, Ukraine, and the United Arab Emirates.

According to Kazakhstan’s health ministry, the COVID-19 epidemic situation in the country has stabilized, with the infection rate dropping significantly. Hospital bed occupancy and ambulance calls have decreased by over five times since the second lockdown was imposed.

The number of COVID-19 patients who remain in hospitals has reduced to 4,810 as of September 9.

Kazakhstan has reported a total of 106,498 COVID-19 cases, with 1,646 deaths and 100,042 recoveries.