COVID-19 pandemic in Turkmenistan

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COVID-19 pandemic in Turkmenistan
Virus strainSARS-CoV-2
First outbreakWuhan, China

There are no confirmed COVID-19 cases[1] in Turkmenistan (population c. 6 million).

The government has worked to control information about the virus, and experts suspect that it may be spreading in the country unreported.[2]

On 29 February, Turkmenistan began refusing the entry of citizens from countries affected by the virus. On 5 March three foreign travelers, two of them diplomats of an Arab country, were denied entry when they flew from Almaty, Kazakhstan. Their flight was diverted to Türkmenabat and after arriving at Ashgabat, they were all put on a flight to Istanbul.[3]

Dr. Catherine Smallwood, head of the WHO/Europe mission, during a briefing following a 10-day mission visit to Turkmenistan, did not inform about the detection of COVID-19 infections in the country.[4][5][6][7]

Turkmenistan has taken out its citizens from countries infected with coronavirus like China, Russia, Turkey and Belarus.[8][9][10]

References[change | change source]

  1. "ВОЗ: В Таджикистане и Туркмении нет коронавируса" (in Russian). EurAsia Daily. 1 April 2020.
  2. Rickleton, Christopher (9 April 2020). "Experts doubt isolated Turkmenistan's virus-free 'show'". CTVNews.
  3. "No coronavirus cases officially registered in Turkmenistan". Archived from the original on 23 March 2020. Retrieved 11 March 2020.
  4. В ВОЗ оценили ситуацию с коронавирусом в Туркменистане
  5. ВОЗ не выявила случаи заражения коронавирусом в Туркменистане
  6. ВОЗ оценила систему здравоохранения в Туркмении в условиях COVID-19
  7. Катрин Смолвуд: «ВОЗ одобряет все принимаемые Туркменистаном меры по предотвращению проникновения коронавируса»
  8. "Туркменистан вывозит своих граждан из стран зараженных короновирусом". Trend.Az. 26 March 2020. Archived from the original on 26 March 2020. Retrieved 30 March 2020.
  9. "Туркмения вывозит граждан из стран с коронавирусом". Archived from the original on 28 March 2020. Retrieved 28 March 2020.
  10. "Turkmenistan exports its citizens from countries with coronavirus Society". Turkmenistan, an Internet portal on cultural, business and entertainment life in Turkmenistan. Archived from the original on 28 March 2020. Retrieved 30 March 2020.