Uzbekistan reports more new COVID-19 cases
BAKU, Azerbaijan, Apr. 3
By Ilkin Seyfaddini – Trend:
Sixteen more Uzbek citizens have tested positive for coronavirus, bringing the total number of infected people in the country to 221, Trend reports citing the Ministry of Health.
Meanwhle, 25 infected people have fully recovered in Uzbekistan. They have been discharged from the hospital and sent to a rehabilitation center.
Uzbekistan announced a self-isolation regime in Tashkent, Nukus and region centers since April 1. Citizens over 65 are prohibited from leaving their homes. It is possible to go out only to visit pharmacies and shops near the place of residence.
The first case of coronavirus infection in Uzbekistan was detected on March 15 in the laboratory of the Research Institute of Virology; it was an Uzbek woman who returned from France. The Ministry of Health later announced that her son, daughter, husband and grandson also tested coronavirus-positive.
The outbreak of the coronavirus began in the Chinese city of Wuhan (an international transport hub), at a fish market in late December 2019. The number of people killed by the disease has surpassed 53,000. Over a million people have been confirmed as infected. Meanwhile, over 211,000 people have reportedly recovered.
The World Health Organization (WHO) declared COVID-19 a pandemic on March 11. Some sources claim the coronavirus outbreak started as early as November 2019.
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