Number of people under quarantine in Uzbekistan increases
BAKU, Azerbaijan, Mar. 17
By Ilkin Seyfaddini – Trend:
More than 640 people in Uzbekistan are undergoing hospital quarantine due to coronavirus and more than 5,600 are under home quarantine, Health Minister Alisher Shadmanov said, Trend reports citing the Uzbek media.
The health condition of all eight Uzbeks infected with coronavirus is stable, he added.
It was reported on March 17 that another relative of the first infected Uzbek citizen who arrived from Paris on March 15 was found infected with COVID-19 virus.
In addition, the coronavirus was discovered during the medical check-up of Uzbek who flew from London to Tashkenton March 14 via the flight operated by Uzbekistan Airways .
The first case of coronavirus was recorded in Uzbekistan on March 15. The infection was discovered during the medical check-up of a woman who is an Uzbek citizen and who returned from France. Later, the son and daughter of the woman were also detected to be infected with COVID-19.
Moreover, another Uzbek citizen who arrived from Istanbul in the morning of March 15 was found to be infected with coronavirus.
According to the Health Ministry, on March 16, 2020, husband and grandson of the first patient have been confirmed infected with COVID-19.
The outbreak of coronavirus in the Chinese city of Wuhan - which is an international transport hub - began at a fish market in late December 2019. The number of people killed by the disease has surpassed 7,154. Over 182,407 people have been confirmed as infected.
Some sources claim the coronavirus outbreak started as early as November 2019.
The World Health Organization (WHO) declared COVID-19 a pandemic on March 11.
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