Uzbekistan reveals COVID-19 data for April 21
BAKU, Azerbaijan, Apr. 21
By Klavdiya Romakayeva - Trend:
The number of confirmed coronavirus cases for April 21 in Uzbekistan increased to 87,551, Trend reports with reference to the statistics of the Uzbek Ministry of Health.
To date, 84,717 patients have fully recovered in the country, while 640 have died.
At the moment, 2,194 patients are treated in medical institutions in Uzbekistan in accordance with the standards.
According to the Ministry of Health, all new cases were identified among those who were in contact with patients. In particular, 202 cases were revealed in Tashkent, 75 cases in the Tashkent region, 15 cases in the Samarkand region, nine cases in Bukhara region, six cases in the Jizzakh region, four cases in the Namangan region, three cases in the Fergana region, two cases each in Syrdarya, Andijan and Kashkadarya regions, and one each was revealed in Navoi region.
Starting from April 1 certain restrictions have been established in Uzbekistan by the decision of the republican special commission for the preparation of the program of measures to prevent the entry and spread of COVID-19.
In particular, the number of participants for weddings, funerals, and other family events is limited to 100 people. In addition, when organizing theater, cinema, and concert programs it is instructed to ensure the wearing of masks by spectators and service personnel visiting the places where the performances take place and limit the number of spectators to 50 percent of the hall’s capacity.
Citizens are required to wear masks when entering public transportation.
The first case of coronavirus infection in Uzbekistan was detected in the laboratory of the Research Institute of Virology.
The outbreak in the Chinese Wuhan city - which is an international transport hub - began at a fishing 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.
Uzbekistan as an active member of the WHO European Regional Office has joined the Coronavirus vaccination program.
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