Coronavirus Disrupts Normal Life in Central Asia
Kyrgyzstan has confirmed first death from coronavirus. A 61-year-old man who recently traveled back to the country from abroad has died. He was in a hospital with severe concomitant diseases. 14 more COVID-19 cases have been registered over the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of cases to 130. A state of emergency has been declared in Kyrgyzstan.
The number of coronavirus cases in Uzbekistan has surpassed 200, two people died, 25 have recovered. Uzbek government introduced quarantine, urging its citizens to self-isolate in Tashkent and other regions of the country starting from April 1. People aged over 65 were recommended against leaving homes. Uzbek authorities suspended transport connections with other countries to prevent coronavirus spread starting from March 16 until April 30. Certain freight and transport movements and airport activities are carried out with a special permission between March 30 and April 20.