Kyrgyzstan takes preparation for second COVID-19 wave seriously, Uzbekistan opens borders
Kyrgyzstan is getting ready for the second COVID-19 wave. The country’s Health Ministry stated that a supply of protective masks and disposable medical suits have been prepared, and medicines have been procured, in case of coronavirus resurgence. In addition, Kyrgyzstan intends to improve the quality of medical care for coronavirus patients. Special teams of medical workers are being formed to unite doctors of different specialties and nurses. The first group included 28 health workers. They will undergo training where they will learn to provide comprehensive care for COVID-19 patients. A total of up to 50 such teams will be formed in the country.
167 more COVID-19 cases were registered in Kyrgyzstan in the last 24 hours. To date, there are 46,522 coronavirus cases in the country. A total of 42,761 patients reported to have recovered from coronavirus in Kyrgyzstan.
Meantime, the Uzbek authorities will lift restrictions on entry into and exit from the country by air, rail and road from October 1. However, all quarantine and sanitary norms must be observed. This decision was made by the Special National Commission to Combat Coronavirus in Uzbekistan. International flights and international railway traffic continue to be subject to the interim instruction requirements dated August 31. People travelling from Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan and Afghanistan through road checkpoints will need to take the PCR-based COVID-19 test, rapid coronavirus test or COVID-19 antibodies test. They will then be sent to a hotel or home for a 14-day quarantine.
477 more COVID-19 cases were registered in Uzbekistan in the last 24 hours. According to Uzbek Health Ministry, the number of positive cases of infection reached 55,878 in the country. 501 more patients were reported to have recovered from coronavirus in the last 24 hours, their number in Uzbekistan increased to 52,466.
A slight increase in COVID-19 infection rate was recorded in Tajikistan, the Spokesperson of the Ministry of Health and Social Protection of the Population of the country Emomali Mirzoyev reported. He said that in early September new coronavirus cases reported daily in the country stood at 28 to 30. 39 more positive cases of infection were registered in Tajikistan in the last 24 hours. To date, there are 9,685 COVID-19 cases in the country. A total of 8,483 patients were reported to have recovered from coronavirus.
Meantime, Turkmenistan has not officially reported any cases of COVID-19.