Kyrgyzstan searches for new centers of infection, Tajikistan starts short-term courses for health workers
The coronavirus infection rate is rising in Uzbekistan mostly due to the imported cases from overseas. According to the Uzbek Health Ministry, 86 passengers on the flight from St. Petersburg to Tashkent tested positive for COVID-19.
The press office of the Uzbek Foreign Ministry reported that 4,556 Uzbek citizens returned to the country on 17 charter flights within the past two weeks. Uzbekistan reported a total of 3,396 COVID-19 cases in the country. 2,668 patients recovered; 14 died.
First Deputy Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan Kubatbek Boronov announced at the meeting of the nation-wide operative team for coronavirus prevention that the cases of infection among people who have no idea when and where they contracted the COVID-19 became more frequent in the country. Those patients didn’t even have direct contact with people who previously tested positive for COVID-19. Boronov said that this indicates an increase in the centers of infection.
“We must strengthen all safety measures and strictly control the approved quarantine norms, as well as all other rules. Remember that everyone will be responsible for their negligence. The situation should not get out of control,” Boronov said at the meeting.
He also noted that the Kyrgyz citizens must wear masks in public places and in public transport for safety reasons. Meantime, 74 more COVID-19 cases were registered in Kyrgyzstan in the last 24 hours. Coronavirus cases in the country approach 1,600. 1,066 patients recovered; 16 died.
The Republican Medical College in Tajikistan started work on retraining health workers for conducting the diagnosis and treatment of the COVID-19 infection. The short-term course on reassignment was organized for 106 medical workers that will last from May 27 to May 29. During this time, the doctors will be taught laboratory and instrumental diagnostics and the treatment protocol depending on the phase and severity of the infection, as well as self-protection measures when working with the patients with suspected coronavirus.
As of May 28, there are 3,424 COVID-19 cases in Tajikistan. The novel coronavirus killed 47 people in the country. 1,575 COVID-19 patients reported to have recovered.
Turkmenistan still has not officially reported any cases of COVID-19. However, the precautions are being followed in the country. Despite the fact that President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov is in the same building as the country’s ministers, he holds meetings only via video conference, Chronicles of Turkmenistan oppositional news website reported.