This is the moment dozens of diners run across wasteland in their Sunday best after a restaurant was raided by health officials during COVID-19 lockdown.
The incident was filmed by a female onlooker, heard giggling in the footage, in the city of Temirtau in the central Kazakh region of Karaganda over the weekend.
In the video, widely circulated on social media, dozens of well-dressed diners are seen running across wasteland fleeing from a restaurant being raided by health officials.
It is unclear if the local authorities managed to round up any of the COVID rule-breakers.
Since July, Kazakhstan has seen the highest number of infections per day since the pandemic began.
The country registered 158 deaths related to COVID-19 on 3rd August, also a record.
Health Minister Aleksei Tsoi said that 7,657 new cases were registered in the previous 24 hours on 11th August.
According to Johns Hopkins University, Kazakhstan has seen 729,016 cases and 10,791 related deaths as of 12th August.
Tsoi said the majority of people testing positive for COVID-19 were those who have not been vaccinated.
The country is mostly rolling out Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine, which is also produced in the Kazakh city of Qaraghandy.
Meanwhile, the authorities are reportedly investigating several medics in the cities of Almaty, Aqtobe, Pavlodar, Shymkent, and Taraz for selling fake vaccine certificates to dozens of people.