Shavkat Mirziyoyev held a meeting on COVID-19 outbreak in Uzbekistan. The key messages from the meeting.

27.03.2020 19:36

TASHKENT, March 27. /“Dunyo” IA/. On March 26, President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev held a meeting on coronavirus outbreak in the country. Here are the key updates you need to know from the event.

All medical institutions of Uzbekistan are operating in an enhanced regime. 11 medical institutions, 97 sanatoriums, camps and resident houses are transformed to work on a quarantine mode;

Currently 80 thousand people remain in home quarantine; 12 thousand Uzbekistani in hospitals;

Around 100 thousand medical workers are involved in combatting COVID-19 in Uzbekistan;

For the last 10 days around 4 thousand citizens came back from Russia, Turkey, Iran, UAE, South Korea, Egypt, Malaysia, India, Thailand, Indonesia and Germany. Additionally, more than 80 thousand Uzbekistani returned from neighboring counties;

Individuals who put the lives of other people in an endangered situation during the quarantine can be imprisoned for 10 years;

Shavkat Mirziyoyev stated that COVID-19 infected medical workers who would be infected while performing their professional duties will receive an additional pay totaling 100 million soums (around thousand);

Uzbekistan is planning to purchase 300 thousand express tests and 500 artificial respiration devices;

As of morning March 27, the country registered 83 COVID-19 infected cases.

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