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Healthcare

Kazakhstan declares emergency due to coronavirus

NUR-SULTAN, March 15 (Reuters) - Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev declared a state of emergency on Sunday due to the coronavirus outbreak which has reached the Central Asian nation.

The decree published by the president’s office restricts entry to and departure from Kazakhstan for everyone except diplomats and those invited by the government. It also introduced a nationwide quarantine.

Reporting by Tamara Vaal; Writing by Olzhas Auyezov; Editing by Edmund Blair

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