COVID-19 pandemic in Uzbekistan

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DiseaseCOVID-19
Virus strainSARS-CoV-2
LocationUzbekistan
First outbreakFrance
Index caseTashkent
Arrival date15 March 2020
(3 months, 3 weeks and 6 days)
Confirmed cases2,568[1]
Recovered2,046[1]
Deaths
10[1]
Government website
coronavirus.uz/uz

The COVID-19 pandemic was confirmed to have spread to Uzbekistan when its first case was confirmed on 15 March 2020, a Uzbek citizen returning from France.[2]

Uzbekistan's Health Ministry has a list of people who were in contact with the victim, with plans to quarantine them.

After the case was announced, Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev announced a state of emergency in Kazakhstan, and promptly closed the border with Uzbekistan. Two days before the first case of coronavirus, Uzbekistan suspended flights to France, Spain, and the United Kingdom.[3]

On 22 March 2020, Uzbekistan ordered companies in Tashkent to do remote working, as well as making protective masks mandatory.

On March 27, 2020, the first death was reported in the country, who was a 72-year-old woman living in Namangan. She was infected by her daughter who returned from Turkey on 12 March 2020.

As of 13 May 2020, there have been 2,568 confirmed cases, 2,046 recoveries and 10 deaths.

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "COVID-19 koronavirus infeksiyasi" (in Uzbek). Ministry of Health (Uzbekistan). Archived from the original on 6 May 2020. Retrieved 13 May 2020.
  2. "Uzbekistan confirms first coronavirus case - govt". Reuters. 2020-03-15. Retrieved 2020-05-11.
  3. "Uzbekistan suspends flights to and from France, Spain and UK". Reuters. 2020-03-13. Retrieved 2020-05-11.