COVID-19 Pandemic and Measures to Support Kazakhstan’s SMEs

On the 15th of March 2020, Kazakhstan’s President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev issued a decree declaring a state of emergency in Kazakhstan after COVID-19 was assessed by the World Health Organization (WHO) as a pandemic and the first cases of coronavirus in the country were confirmed. In an effort to fight the coronavirus, starting from March 19th, a quarantine regime has been introduced in Kazakhstan’s Nur-Sultan and Almaty cities and organizations throughout the country were recommended to switch to remote operations.