Uzbekistan confirms new COVID-19 cases as of May 1
BAKU, Azerbaijan, May 1
By Ilkin Seyfaddini - Trend:
The total number of coronavirus-infected people in Uzbekistan has reached 2,046, Trend reports on May 1 with reference to the Ministry of Health.
To date, 1 133 patients have fully recovered in the country, nine have died.
On April 30, Uzbekistan's Special Republican Commission for the preparation of a program of measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus in the country introduced new measures with the quarantine regime.
From 7:00 AM to 10:00 AM, and from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM, the citizens are allowed to go out without special permission for the purposes of going to and from work and purchase of medicines and necessities.
Citizens are also allowed to walk directly in front of their houses, observing a social distance (intermediate distance of two meters) and wearing masks.
In addition, the heads of higher education and research institutions, as well as professors, are allowed to continue their scientific work and other activities.
Recently, quarantine in Uzbekistan was extended until May 10.
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 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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