Number of COVID-19 Cases Grows in Central Asia
Number of coronavirus cases in Uzbekistan has reached 60, Uzbek Health Ministry reported. The Uzbek government has temporarily imposed a lockdown on the city of Namangan, where passengers are banned from leaving and entering. The ban does not apply to supply chains of consumer goods and food.
Kyrgyzstan has confirmed 42 coronavirus cases, including 20 in Osh region, 19 in Jalal-Abad region, two in the capita city of Bishkek and one in Batken region. An emergency was declared in the country lasting till April 22. Quarantine measures will be in effect in Bishkek, Osh, Jalal-Abad and several regions of Kyrgyzstan between March 25 and April 15.
No cases of coronavirus have been reported in Tajikistan. 3,156 people are placed in quarantine, including 107 foreign nationals.
Turkmenistan reinforces measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19. No cases of the deadly virus have been confirmed in the country so far. Check points have been established in large cities, all mass events have been postponed. Foreign travelers are banned from entering Turkmenistan until April 20.