Wearing face masks now mandatory in Turkmenistan
BAKU, Azerbaijan, July 14
By Jeila Aliyeva - Trend:
Turkmenistan has introduced mandatory wearing of masks in public places, Trend reports with reference to the Arzuw NEWS information portal.
It is also mandatory to wear masks for drivers of vehicles, regardless of the form of ownership of the vehicle and the number of passengers.
The wearing of masks has become mandatory as a preventive measure against the spread of infectious diseases.
It should be noted that currently Turkmenistan is hosting World Health Organization mission, which arrived on July 6, 2020.
Turkmenistan presented its program to fight infectious diseases to experts of the World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe (WHO/Europe).
The Turkmen side noted that the country follows the WHO recommendations and is currently implementing a program to ensure preparedness for countering and responding to infectious diseases, said the report.
In addition, Turkmenistan is currently working with UN agencies to develop a third national plan that covers the humanitarian component of the country's measures to combat COVID-19.
To the date, Turkmenistan has reported no coronavirus cases.
The outbreak in the Chinese city of Wuhan - which is an international transport hub - began at a fish market in late December 2019.
The World Health Organization (WHO) on March 11 declared COVID-19 a pandemic. Some sources claim the coronavirus outbreak started as early as November 2019.
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