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Kyrgyz government sworn in amid coronavirus outbreak

On June 30, Kyrgyzstan’s new government led by Prime Minister Kubatbek Boronov was sworn in at a plenary meeting of Kyrgyz parliament. The ministers with coronavirus and those that have come in contact with them did not take part in the event.

Also, Vice Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan Erkin Asrandiev fell ill with a coronavirus, the website of the government reported. Nevertheless, Asrandiev continues to work remotely, the disease is mild. He feels good, the government website said.

The head of the government is Minister Taalaibek Temiraliev, Minister of Culture, Information and Tourism Azamat Zhamankulov, Minister of Justice Marat Dzhamankulov and Minister of Transport and Roads Zhanat Beishenov are self-isolating as contact persons.

Meanwhile, ex-President of Kyrgyzstan Almazbek Atambayev complained of bad health and was tested for coronavirus on June 29. He showed a negative result, the National Security Committee of the republic said. After an online consultation, doctors diagnosed him with pneumonia. Atambayev was transferred to inpatient treatment.

The Kyrgyz National Security Committee added that in the past week Atambayev had met several times with lawyers and relatives who handed him papers and objects. Symptoms of coronavirus infection were identified by his lawyer Zamir Zhososhev. He contacted a close relative who was hospitalised in the territorial hospital of Issyk-Ata district with symptoms of COVID-19.

The pre-trial detention centre itself is operating normally, all employees had the test, the coronavirus was not detected, the department added.

Last week, Atambayev was sentenced to 11 years, two months in prison with confiscation of property and deprivation of state awards in the case of the unlawful release of criminal authority Aziz Batukaev.