The head of state discussed the economy risks due to COVID-19

President Sooronbay Zheenbekov, on March 9, received Deputy Prime Minister of the Kyrgyz Republic, Erkin Asrandiev, due to the situation with the coronavirus.

During the meeting, measures to minimize the negative consequences, risks and threats to economic security due the situation of the spread of dangerous disease were discussed. Erkin Asrandiev said that a special Republican headquarters has been created to implement appropriate measures, including such measures as: monitoring the situation on the markets, supporting domestic producers, freight carriers, major suppliers and importers. It was also decided to form similar headquarters at the district level to track the real picture on the ground.

President, Sooronbai Zheenbekov, emphasized that special attention of the Republican headquarters should be given to ensuring food security, fulfilling the country’s budget revenues and interacting with entrepreneurs engaged in the production and supply of consumer goods.

Additionally, the meeting was also attended by First Deputy Chief of Staff of the President Almaz Kenenbaev, Secretary of the Security Council Damir Sagynbaev, and Minister of Health Kosmosbek Cholponbaev.

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