ADB and UNICEF send medical supplies to Uzbekistan, Kyrgyz doctors prepare for second COVID-19 wave
The Asian Development Bank and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) donated a batch of reagent kits for COVID-19 tests and personal protective equipment, including 71,100 medical overalls and 8,000 shoe covers to the Uzbek Ministry of Health.
Meantime, COVID-19 infection rates are rising in Uzbekistan. 230 more coronavirus cases were registered in the country in the last 24 hours. According to Uzbek Health Ministry, the number of positive cases of infection exceeded 45,000 in the country. A total of more than 42,000 patients in the country were reported to have recovered from coronavirus. The COVID-19 killed 368 people in Uzbekistan. More than 2,500 coronavirus patients are currently being treated in the infectious diseases’ hospitals of the country.
Kyrgyz doctors in all specializations are getting prepared for the second COVID-19 wave. Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan Kubatbek Boronov said that from the beginning of February to the present, retraining and further training are provided not only for infectious disease specialists, virologists and laboratory technicians, but also for other specialists. In addition, new hospitals are being built throughout the country. As of the morning of September 10, 71 new cases of community-acquired pneumonia and COVID-19 were reported. The country’s relevant ministry combined them into a single statistic.
To date, there are a total of 44,684 coronavirus cases in Kyrgyzstan. The data was provided by the Head of the Public Health Department Ainura Akmatova. She said that currently, according to statistical data, the highest number of new infections has been recorded in Batken region. 151 patients were reported to have recovered from coronavirus in the last 24 hours, their number in Kyrgyzstan increased to 40,487. No new COVID-19-related deaths were recorded in the country. A total of 1,063 coronavirus-related fatalities have been reported in Kyrgyzstan since March.
39 more coronavirus cases were registered in Tajikistan in the last 24 hours. A total of 8,899 positive cases of infection have been recorded in the country in the period from April 30 to September 10, Tajikistan’s Ministry of Health and Social Protection reported. Another person died from complications caused by COVID-19 infection, bringing the death toll in Tajikistan to 71. The total number of recoveries exceeded 7,500 in the country.
Government authorities in Turkmenistan still deny the presence of coronavirus. The country has not officially reported any cases of COVID-19.