July 29, 2020 / 6:32 AM / 10 days ago

Kazakhstan extends coronavirus lockdown until mid-August

FILE PHOTO: Medical specialists wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) treat patients at a day hospital, which is located in a school gym and provides services free of charge, in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan July 16, 2020. REUTERS/Vladimir Pirogov

ALMATY, Kazakhstan (Reuters) - Kazakhstan has extended its lockdown over the novel coronavirus for two more weeks until mid-August and the restrictions will then be eased gradually, President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev said on Wednesday.

Reporting by Mariya Gordeyeva; writing by Tom Balmforth; editing by Gareth Jones

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