WHO supports measures taken by Turkmenistan to prevent COVID-19 outbreak
BAKU, Azerbaijan, July 15
By Jeila Aliyeva - Trend:
World Health Organization approves and supports all measures taken by Turkmenistan to prevent the coronavirus outbreak into the country, said Senior Emergency Officer at the WHO Regional Office for Europe (WHO/Europe) Catherine Smallwood, Trend reports with reverence to Arzuw News information portal.
WHO experts see that the country has all opportunities for testing COVID-19, noted Smallwood.
The senior emergency officer added that is recommended to strengthen communication messages to the population and to convey necessary information on preventive measures to the public.
Earlier, Turkmenistan received medicines from WHO/Europe to prevent the coronavirus spread in the country.
The WHO mission to Turkmenistan has been in Turkmenistan since July 6 to support the country in preparedness and response to COVID-19.
To 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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