Kazakhstan tightens restrictions in biggest city on fears of coronavirus second wave
Monday, 15 June 2020 () Kazakhstan ordered some entertainment venues in its biggest city Almaty to close on Monday and shopping malls, restaurants and government offices there to work shorter hours, following a spike in coronavirus cases since a lockdown was eased.
A special repatriation flight took off from Kazakhstan's Karaganda Airport to India on May 26. 143 Indian nationals will return home from this flight under Vande Bharat Mission. It was the first flight from Kazakhstan to India during the lockdown period. Ambassador of India to Kazakhstan, Prabhat Kumar said, "Today, we are starting the evacuation from Kazakhstan. Today is the first flight from Karaganda. We are sending flights from May 26 till June 1, daily one flight. It will be taking around 1000 people to India. We have registered around 3,400 people for evacuation and rest of the people will be covered in next phase." The stranded Indian nationals across globe are being brought back to their home country under Centre's Vande Bharat Mission.
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