Kyrgyzstan resumes regular flights with Russia


BISHKEK: Kyrgyzstan has partly resumed regular flights with Russia beginning Sept. 21, the republican headquarters on COVID-19 said.
A flight on the Bishkek-Moscow-Bishkek route will be operated once a week every Friday to begin with, the headquarters said.
Earlier, Kyrgyzstan resumed air services with Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan.
Kyrgyzstan canceled all international and domestic flights at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in March. Its domestic flights were resumed on June 5.
Meanwhile, Kyrgyzstan’s tally of COVID-19 cases reached 45,471 on Monday, with 55 new cases reported in the past day, according to a report from the republican headquarters on COVID-19.
The report said that three of the new cases are medical workers, bringing the tally of contracted medical workers to 3,202. The headquarters also announced the recovery of another 104 patients, raising the total recoveries in the country to 41,682. It has reported no deaths from COVID-19 during the past 24 hours, while the nationwide death toll stands at 1,063. Currently, 554 patients are receiving treatment in hospitals throughout the country, with 1,725 patients staying at home.
Kyrgyzstan’s COVID-19 daily infections have been falling below 100 since Aug. 31, after hitting a record 1,654 cases on July 17. Kyrgyzstan reported its first COVID-19 case on March 18.–Agencies