Monday, 25, May, 2020

National

The lockdown measures (quarantine), introduced by the Special Republican Commission until April 20, as well as an enhanced regime to counter the spread of coronavirus infection, were extended until May 10, the commission announced in a statement yesterday.

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Uzbekistan, as of 23:00 on April 17, reached 1405, the Ministry of Health said. During Friday, 56 new confirmed cases were reported, a day earlier - 47. To date, 156 people recovered and 4 died.

President Shavkat Mirziyoyev held a meeting on the ties with international financial institutions in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic, the presidential press service said.

A group of 15 consultants and medical experts from China landed in Uzbekistan on Friday to help combat the spread of COVID-19, the Chinese Embassy in Tashkent said.

The Cotton Campaign welcomes the challenge put forward by Uzbekistan’s Minister of Labor Khusanov to end the Uzbek Cotton Pledge and work collaboratively to “enter a new chapter of reform” and to promote employment opportunities for the people of Uzbekistan. Indeed, since forming in 2007, the Cotton Campaign has worked to end the state sponsored forced labor system that has held the country back for so long. Now the Cotton Campaign is taking the initiative to develop a framework to encourage responsible sourcing, while providing brands with assurances that forced labor is addressed and civil society is empowered.

Shavkat Mirziyoyev signed a decree Thursday creating the Citizens Chamber (CC) under the President, Uzbekistan 24 reported.

Many Uzbekistan banks have imposed restrictions for buying US dollars this week after the Uzbek soum lost 5% against other currencies, with many banks not selling more than US$ 200 per person. This move could probably be aimed at preventing further slipping of the Uzbek currency.

The United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), delivered 131,320 kg of food assistance worth almost $400,000 to Uzbekistan. This food assistance will reach more than 35,000 of the most vulnerable Uzbekistani citizens and be distributed through more than 144 health and social protection facilities. This includes facilities that are providing COVID-19 related quarantine services, long-term care to patients with multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (TB), to orphanages and mental health facilities.

The most popular messaging and voice over IP service in Uzbekistan Telegram is now available in the Uzbek language. The update is currently available on iOS and Android (coming soon on the desktop version).

As of 22:30 on April 15, the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Uzbekistan increased by 27 and reached 1302, the Ministry of Health said.