Coronavirus situation in Central Asia is becoming worse

Coronavirus situation in Central Asia is becoming worse

The novel coronavirus outbreak that hit the whole planet is fast spreading in Central Asia. Thus, the number of COVID-19 cases in Uzbekistan sharply increased. According to the Uzbek Health Ministry, the country recorded a total of 1,302 coronavirus cases. This week the country reported the highest increase of the new cases in 24 hours – 167. 107 patients recovered from coronavirus in Uzbekistan, 4 died. According to the country’s Ministry of Finance, the Uzbek government allocated US$74.6 million to the fight against COVID-19.

Meanwhile, Kyrgyzstan has now over 466 coronavirus cases. 91 patients recovered, five died. The country is now calling up doctors for military service in order to contain the spread of COVID-19, said Kyrgyz Health Minister Sabirzhan Abdikarimov.

To date, both Tajikistan and Turkmenistan haven’t reported cases of coronavirus infection.