COVID-19 Cases Grow in Central Asia
Kyrgyz Health Ministry has reported 69 more coronavirus cases in the country. All the infected people were in contact with those who have previously tested positive. The total number of COVID-19 cases in Kyrgyzstan has reached 216. Four people have died, five are in critical condition, while 42 have recovered.
At the same time, the number of patients in Uzbekistan has risen to 390. According to Uzbek Health Ministry, two people have died, 30 have recovered. Tashkent and other regions’ authorities introduced quarantine, urging citizens to self-isolate starting from April 1. People aged over 65 were banned from leaving their homes.
Meanwhile, Tajik authorities have announced that a 60-year-old man who died in Sughd region was not infected with COVID-19. He and his contacts tested negative. Tajik Health Ministry reported that tests of 22 ill people who potentially could be infected with coronavirus were sent to London. However, the results proved to be negative.