Kyrgyz media reports say Kyrgyz authorities have designated July 30 as the day of national mourning for citizens who died of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

Kyrgyz President Sooranbay Jeenbekov told the national radio station Birinchi Radio on July 25 that Kyrgyzstan will celebrate Kurman Ait (Eid Al-Adha – Festival of the Sacrifice) on July 31, and July 30 will be declared the day of national mourning throughout the country.   

A corresponding decree will be issued, Jeenbekov said.

The president once again expressed his deepest condolences to the families of the deceased.  He wished endurance to all the citizens who have experienced loss.

As of the morning of July 27, 1,301 people have died in Kyrgyzstan since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.  In total, 33,296 COVID-19 cases have been registered in the country, and 21,205 of them have recovered.