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Kyrgyzstan declared a state of emergency in three major cities, all govt employees to start working from home

Bishkek. Photo: Britannica. Sketched by the Pan Pacific Agency.

Pan Pacific Agency | COMMUICATION AGENCY FOR PACIFICA REGIONS

BISHKEK, Mar 25, 2020, CNA. Kyrgyzstan declared a state of emergency on Tuesday (Mar 24) in its three biggest cities, including the capital Bishkek, a move that will allow authorities to lock them down after the number of coronavirus cases more than doubled in the Central Asian nation, Channel News Asia reported.

In addition to the cities of Bishkek, Osh and Jalal-Abad, local emergencies were also declared in three provincial districts, which will open the way for measures from banning layoffs to imposing curfews, the government said.

Also on Tuesday, the Kyrgyz government ordered all of its employees to start working from home.

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