Number of COVID-19 cases in Central Asia keeps growing
Deputy Health Minister of Kyrgyzstan Nurbolot Usenbayev said that the country plans to purchase 150,000 complete kits of PCR-based tests from Belarus. Usenbayev said that Kyrgyzstan will continue purchasing the COVID-19 testing kits due to the expansion of laboratory testing of the population. According to the recent data, there are 1,082 confirmed coronavirus cases in the country. 735 patients recovered; 12 died.
Uzbekistan recorded a total of 11 COVID-19-related deaths. The novel coronavirus infected 2,620 people in the country. However, the dynamics of recovery cases in Uzbekistan is quite positive. 2,076 people in the country reported to have recovered from COVID-19.
The Uzbek authorities are afraid of the second surge of coronavirus outbreak in the country. Uzbekistan plans to alter the entry rules for foreign travelers after quarantine due to this reason. The visa issuance system is likely to change and people will be able to get visas only if there is a document confirming the absence of coronavirus infection.
The coronavirus-related death toll in Tajikistan looks more pessimistic. According to the recent data, the country reported a total of 23 coronavirus-linked deaths. The number of COVID-19 cases in the country reached 801. Currently, the health workers are actively testing the population. The Health Ministry of Tajikistan announced that the country has got 44,000 COVID-19 testing systems in stock. So far, 7,700 of Tajik citizens were tested for coronavirus.
According to the Turkmenistan’s government, there are no confirmed coronavirus cases in the country.