The state of emergency in Kazakhstan is over
The state of emergency imposed on January 5 this year due to riots was lifted on January 19.
On the night of January 5, Kazakh President Kasyym-Jomart Tokayev declared a state of emergency in Almaty and Mangistau until 00.00 on January 19 due to a serious and direct threat to civil safety. On the same day, the head of state introduced the order in all other regions of the country. In 10 of Kazakhstan's 17 regions, Tokayev issued a decree lifting the state of emergency before deadline.
"From midnight on January 19, the state of emergency will be lifted in the cities of Nur-Sultan and Almaty, as well as in Almaty, Atyrau, Jambyl, Kyzylorda and Mangistau regions" – wrote the President via social media.
Uali noted the president had previously suspended similar regimes in other areas.
"Thus, the entire country is returning to normal life. The curfew and other temporary restrictions introduced for the state of emergency have been lifted," Uali wrote.
A spokesman for the head of state said that "Thanks to the unity and solidarity of people, the selfless work of law enforcement agencies and the army, order and peace have been established throughout Kazakhstan”. “May there always be peace and prosperity in our country!"- he concluded.