Tuesday, 26, May, 2020

National

2 billion soums, or US$ 200 thous., worth of medical equipment arrived from Korea to Uzbekistan on Monday, donated by General Motors and Korean automotive component suppliers as humanitarian aid and a goodwill gesture in support of the fight against coronavirus.

As of April 27, 10 PM, the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Uzbekistan stood at 1,904, the Ministry of Health said. Earlier, the authorities extended all lockdown measures until May 10.

On April 27, Shavkat Mirziyoyev chaired a meeting on the analysis of the work progress and the next tasks in geology, the presidential press service said in a statement.

Uzbekistan’s population as of April 1, 2020 reached 34.03 million, an increase by 131.6 thousand or % 0.4 YTD, the State Statistics Committee said in a report.

In response to the global COVID-19 threat, the U.S. Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) at the U.S. Embassy Tashkent, recently donated 1,000 tests to the Uzbekistan Ministry of Health (MOH).  The donation was made in conjunction with practical training provided by experts from DTRA’s prime contractor in Tashkent, TMC Global Professional Services (TMC).  The training took a stepwise approach to increase the testing capacity of MOH diagnostic laboratories.

As of April 25, 2020, 11:00 PM, the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Uzbekistan stands at 1,862,” the Health Ministry said in a statement.

The Special Republican Anti-Coronavirus Commission of Uzbekistan has taken a decision to allow some trades to resume operations on Friday.

The cost of treating one patient infected with coronavirus in Uzbekistan ranges from 32 to 64 million soums, (US$ 3.2 to 6.4 thous.), the Health Minister Alisher Shadmanov announced at a briefing on Thursday.

The total number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Uzbekistan at 22:30 on April 23 reached 1,758, the Ministry of Health reported.

President Shavkat Mirziyoyev signed a decree appointing Erkin Hamraev as new deputy foreign minister. Prior to his appointment, he worked as the Uzbekistan Consul General in Frankfurt am Main (Germany).