Coronavirus infection rate keeps rising in Central Asia
Kyrgyzstan has been registering from 200 to 500 coronavirus cases daily for the third consecutive week. 511 new positive cases of infection were recorded in the country in the last 24 hours. In total, COVID-19 infected 9,358 people in Kyrgyzstan. There are not enough health workers to fight the novel coronavirus in the country.
159 more COVID-19 cases were registered in Uzbekistan overnight. As of the morning of July 10, total coronavirus case count stands at 11,723. All regions of the country were transferred to the ‘red’ zone starting today. According to Uzbek Interior Ministry, restrictions on the movement of the population have been introduced. Only the country’s grocery stores and pharmacies are allowed to work until August 1.
Coronavirus cases in Tajikistan reached 6,410. 46 new positive cases of infection were registered in the country in the last 24 hours. According to the official statistics, the total number of people who recovered from the novel coronavirus in the country makes 79 percent and slightly exceeds 5,000. The nationwide death toll now stands at 54.
Turkmenistan remains one of the few countries in the world with no officially confirmed COVID-19 cases. The World Health Organization mission has been in Turkmenistan since July 6. The group of experts should assess the readiness of the national medical sector to tackle COVID-19, as well as discuss a set of necessary measures.